John D. Briner
|Former Vancouver lawyer John Briner has pleaded guilty to criminal charges in the Provincial Court of British Columbia stemming from violations of a ban that the B.C. Securities Commission imposed in 2011. He entered the plea in an appearance on the afternoon of Tuesday, Feb. 9. The judge sentenced him to a $1,000 fine.|
Prosecutors claimed that Mr. Briner, 38, violated a five-year ban that he received for aiding the pump-and-dump of an OTC Bulletin Board listing, Golden Apple Oil & Gas Inc. The BCSC had imposed that ban on April 5, 2011, barring him from trading, serving as an officer or director, carrying out investor relations work, and from acting in a management or consulting role in the securities market. The government said that he was never in compliance with the BCSC order, as he remained a director of a number of entities, including his own law firm. He also became involved in a shell scheme in the United States while subject to the ban.
Holy snapping arseholes. $ 1k for what this open motherfucker got away with for well over a decade? Damn it very truly is. The B.C. Law Society didn't touch this scum as per their sickening usual and wowsers, that BCSC criminal penalty will surely serve as a warning to others eh? Unreal, very truly. NOW does anybody believe this citizen about very open corruption ruling the dopey sheeple in British Columbia?
John D. Briner
| On March 17, 2015, prosecutors filed a nine-count information sheet against Briner in the Provincial Court of British Columbia, citing him for contraventions of the B.C. Securities Act. They claim that Briner, 37, violated a ban the B.C. Securities Commission imposed in 2011.|
The charges cite Briner for nine violations of the B.C. Securities Act, with the offence dates ranging from April 6, 2011, to Nov. 19, 2013. Each count carries a maximum of three years in jail and a $3-million fine.
|"On April 23, 2015 The Law Society of British Columbia found Briner guilty of professional misconduct. A hearing panel has determined that he misappropriated $50,439 in client money and failed to co-operate with a subsequent investigation the society pursued against him over that missing money. The society has not yet determined what Mr. Briner's penalty will be."|
And THAT is a joke because Briner OUGHT to have been disbarred many years ago for any of a massive number of breaches of trust. He operated openly ... so openly it is a stinging indictment of the legal profession in British Columbia.
John D. Briner
|On April 17 the CFTC lowered the boom for money laundering.|
Washington, DC – The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) today announced that it filed a civil enforcement action in federal court in Chicago against Matthew J. Marcus of California and his company, Tech Power, Inc. (Tech Power), a Nevada corporation located in California, and John D. Briner, an attorney residing in Vancouver, Canada, and his company, MetroWest Law Corporation (MetroWest), a Canadian law firm. The CFTC Complaint charges the four Defendants with engaging in fictitious single stock futures transactions on OneChicago LLC (OneChicago) and trading non-competitively.
|The CFTC Complaint alleges that over seven consecutive trading days from January 28, 2014 to February 5, 2014, the Defendants engaged in 624 round-turn trades between an account carried in the name of MetroWest and an account carried in the name of Tech Power involving 1,248 perfectly matched pre-arranged, non-competitive transactions in single stock futures contracts listed on OneChicago. By structuring the transactions in this way, the Defendants allegedly were able to ensure that MetroWest would trade with Tech Power and that Tech Power would always profit from the transactions. According to the Complaint, through these transactions, the Defendants conducted a “money pass” between the two accounts and moved at least $390,000 from MetroWest to Tech Power.|
John D. Briner
|MetroWest Law Corporation|
718-938 Howe St.
Vancouver, British Columbia V6Z 1N9
2014-02-04The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has filed stop order proceedings against 20 purported mining companies for including false information in their registration statements. The SEC claims the companies each failed to disclose that they were controlled by John Briner, a Vancouver lawyer. Mr. Briner was the subject of previous fraud charges from the SEC and in 2010 received a five-year ban from practising as a lawyer before the SEC. http://www.stockwatch.com/News/Item.aspx?bid=Z-C%3a*SEC-2143719&symbol=*SEC®ion=C Further kudos for the SEC as they clean up ANOTHER career scuzzy bag that operates in the clear open under fully dopey BCSC nose. Wet noodle for said BCSC retards for blowing money on ADVERTISING ... when its obvious to a toadstool those fukkrs don't "do" anything to regulate securities notwithstanding a mountain of unresolved public complaints already.
02 February 2011"Law society spokesperson Lesley Pritchard says the LSBC has started an investigation into Briner because of the SEC ruling. “We are working hard to conclude that investigation,” she states in an e-mail. " http://www.canadianlawyermag.com/legalfeeds/85/vancouver-john-briner-lawyer-buys-palkowski-practice.html