Tuesday, August 31, 2021

ex-B.C. lawyer Fred Sharp charged by SEC, FBI

Five years after he was exposed as a major Canadian player in the "Panama Papers" offshore finance scandal, Fred Sharp is now facing prosecution in the US. He has had his assets frozen by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and has an arrest warrant outstanding. Sharp nicknamed himself "Bond". He is one of six British Columbians charged with violating anti-fraud provisions of the U.S. Securities Act.
Zhiying Gasarch, Courtney Kelln, Mike Veldhuis, Jackson Friesen, Paul Sexton and Avtar Singh Dhillon are the others. Sharp's company, Corporate House, created more than 1,200 corporate entities, making him the most significant Canadian player in the Panama Papers leak. Sharp and his cohorts could face up to 20 years in prison, plus five years for the conspiracy charges.
Avtar Dhillon