Gordon Hoekstra, The Vancouver Sun

Gordon Hoekstra

The Vancouver Sun

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Recent articles by Gordon:

Deadly B.C. shooting shows link between money laundering and violence: Eby

Shooting at the Manzo Itamae Japanese Restaurant left Jian Jun Zhu dead and his associate, Paul King Jin, wounded. → Read More

Next two weeks will reveal whether B.C.'s distancing measures are working

We're just hitting the two-week mark since social distancing measures were ordered. → Read More

Changes to B.C. Securities Act to strengthen enforcement go into effect this month

A 2017 Postmedia News probe found more than half-a-billion dollars in penalties had gone uncollected by the B.C. Securities Commission in the past decade. → Read More

Don't expect lower gasoline prices linked to oil plunge to last: Expert

Oil prices dropped 25 per cent Monday, the largest single-day decrease since the Gulf War in 1991. → Read More

Accused in alleged $7.5 million trafficking and money laundering forfeiture suit deny wrongdoing

Accused state their income was derived from legitimate revenues generated from business employment, rent and other investments → Read More

Accused in B.C. action to seize house deny involvement in money laundering

House at 1819 Hillcrest in Saanich allegedly linked to international stock fraud resulting in convictions and jail time in the U.S. → Read More

Alleged money-launderers linked to $2.4-million Salt Spring Island home claim lack of evidence

Accused say they have no knowledge and did not benefit from alleged $200-million-plus international stock pump-and-dump scheme → Read More

U.S. authorities obtain guilty plea in Las Vegas money scheme also used in B.C. casinos

Vegas case mimicked B.C.’s largest money-laundering case, which collapsed in 2017. → Read More

Accused in alleged Canada Revenue Agency scam fled to China: Police

An accused in an alleged Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) scam that demanded people pay cash or gift cards has fled to China, according to police. Haoran Xue, also known as Charlie Xue, is accused of being involved in a scheme to defraud unnamed people of money where fraudsters pose as CRA employees, Mounties, software-company employees […] → Read More

Bank seeks $1.2-million mortgage repayment allegedly linked to B.C.'s biggest money-laundering case

RCMP investigation uncovered an alleged $220-million-a-year money-laundering operation at a Richmond underground bank → Read More

B.C. Securities Commission denies abuse of process in pursuit of properties to collect on $31.7 million in penalties

The commission filed legal action in 2018 to get access to seven properties valued at $20 million held by, or in part held by, the wife of financial fraudster Earle Pasquill. → Read More

Over $7.5M in Metro Vancouver properties subject of civil forfeiture

B.C. Civil Forfeiture suit alleges auto and appliance repair firm used to conceal drug trafficking proceeds → Read More

NDP join Conservatives, Greens with promise of national money-laundering inquiry

Plan includes $20 million a year for policing unit to tackle money laundering, $10 million earmarked for B.C. → Read More

Will the Conservatives rediscover their past dominance in B.C.?

The Conservative party has failed to take the most seats in B.C. only twice since 1974, the most recent being in 2015 when Justin Trudeau's Liberals swept to power → Read More

Court ruling releases $2 million back to accused in B.C.'s biggest money-laundering case

Caixuan Qin and Jian Jun Zhu accused of running underground bank, Silver International, that allegedly laundered as much as $220 million a year → Read More

Federal parties pledge action on money laundering, a likely election issue in B.C.

Trudeau government promised last spring tens of millions in money-laundering funding and more police officers, but little has been spent → Read More

Gasoline inquiry finds B.C. motorists paying at least 13 cents a litre too much

But despite the unexplained difference in price, the BCUC panel did not find there was collusion among the major fuel players → Read More

Gas pricing-inquiry report ordered by B.C. gov't to be delivered Friday

Premier John Horgan ordered the gas-price inquiry in May when prices at the pump reached $1.70 in the Lower Mainland. → Read More

B.C. gov't seeks to seize properties allegedly linked to $165 million stock fraud

B.C. Civil Forfeiture Office alleges a $1.6-million house on Mission Ridge Road in Kelowna and a $524,000 condo at nearby Big White ski resort are the proceeds of crime → Read More

Canada-U.S. watershed commission renews effort to buy Skagit-Manning area mining tenures

New effort as Imperial Metal applies for an exploration permit that would allow company to build trails, trench and drill to determine mineralization → Read More