Author: Gordon Hoekstra

Dec 04

Burnaby house sought in civil forfeiture allegedly linked to CRA scam

The B.C. Civil Forfeiture Office is suing to seize this Burnaby house at 7318 Fourth St. as proceeds of crime. It’s linked to an alleged Canada Revenue Agency scam. Francis Georgian / PNG The province is suing to have a $1.9-million Burnaby house forfeited, alleging the property is linked to a Canada Revenue Agency fraud […]

Nov 29

Anatomy of money laundering in BC real estate: 12 cases, $1.7 billion, 20 countries and 30 banks

It started with a huge hash bust. Following up on a tip, the RCMP set up a stakeout and pounced when a freight truck left a warehouse on Mitchell Island in Richmond. The haul: six tonnes of hashish (a drug made from the resin of cannabis), wrapped in cellophane and carefully packed in wooden boxes. […]

Oct 31

Wynn Las Vegas casino sues B.C. fraudster who scammed Chinese migrants

Wynn Las Vegas LLC is suing a high-profile B.C. businessman who already faces large financial penalties and other lawsuits in the province. The company, which operates a luxury resort and casino in Las Vegas, won a judgment this year against Paul Se Hui Oei in Nevada to pay back a loan and interest of 18 […]

Aug 01

Civil forfeiture targets in B.C.’s biggest money-laundering case deny wrongdoing

The B.C. Civil Forfeiture Office is seeking to seize a West Vancouver hone, arguing it is really owner by Paul Jin (pictured) was a police suspect in a massive money-laundering probe. CTV Vancouver / CTV Vancouver A Metro Vancouver husband and spouse who are the subject of a civil forfeiture case involving B.C.’s biggest money-laundering […]

Jun 27

International co-operation key to combat financial crime: conference

Peter German, who advised the B.C. government on money-laundering, was among speakers at a conference calling for more international co-operation. Nick Procaylo / PNG Co-operation among countries and their investigative and prosecutorial agencies is critical to countering financial crime, a bribery and economic crime summit in Vancouver heard Wednesday. Carlos Bruno Ferreira da Silva, deputy […]