Saturday, April 8, 2023

Plead not guilty: Gong Xiaohua paid a lot of money to hire a lawyer to deny all the allegations

Justin Trudeau poses at an event with donor and convicted money-launderer Edward Xia Hua Gong (龚晓华) - the man who paid $63 million in the largest settlement ever made under the New Zealand Criminal Proceeds Act.

Plead not guilty: Gong Xiaohua paid a lot of money to hire a lawyer to deny all the allegations

Gong Xiaohua was arrested on December 28, 2017 after being accused of fraud by the Ontario Securities Regulatory Commission and related charges, and was released on bail on the morning of the 29th. The next court appearance time is January 31, 2018. According to the Globe and Mail, Gong Xiaohua has hired two well-known lawyers in Toronto to defend him. These two lawyers are good at handling criminal cases and commercial fraud cases. The lawyer said that the Ontario Securities Regulatory Commission judged and brought charges based on the information provided by the Chinese government, which was influenced by the Chinese government. So far, Gong Xiaohua has not been questioned by the Securities Regulatory Commission. Therefore, they will all deny the relevant allegations made by the Ontario Securities Regulatory Commission and the Mounted Police, and plead not guilty to the death.

According to reports, the Ontario Securities Regulatory Commission charged Gong Xiaohua on December 21, 2017 with fraud, possession of property obtained by crime, money laundering of proceeds of crime and forgery of documents.

The allegations implicate companies including O24 Pharma PLC, run by Gong Xiaohua, and Canadian National TV Inc., which are accused of defrauding Chinese nationals of hundreds of millions of dollars in sales and At the same time, he planned securities sales in the Greater Toronto Area. In the end, most of the funds obtained from the scam were transferred to Gong Xiaohua's personal bank account in Canada. Relevant personnel said that if the above charges are convicted, Gong Xiaohua may be sentenced to a maximum of 14 years in prison.

O24 anti-counterfeit stocks issued by "A Peng"

The editors of found that the website of the Canadian National Television Station could no longer be opened, but the website of the Million Manor Manor, which was introduced by "A Peng" "Chairman of the Canadian Edward Group Corporation Gong Xiaohua's Family History", was still open. According to the article, Gong Xiaohua, the chairman of the Canadian Edward Group Corporation, is a native of Nanjing, China. He immigrated to Canada in 2002 to start a business, and began to buy a small pharmaceutical factory. He happened to encounter SARS in the world in 2003. The company developed a SARS vaccine. With the first pot of gold, the company bought the British O24 pharmaceutical company with this pot of gold, and began to reorganize its funds. In 2013, the company spent 60 million US dollars to buy out the Canadian National Chinese Television, and issued 200 million additional shares, of which 100 million shares were given to the TV station, which sold out in just three and a half months, and the other 100 million shares were sold in the Chinese market. Due to everyone's ignorance and disbelief, the Chinese market sold for more than a year. The company sells in the form of global network shareholding, that is, spend 5,000 yuan to buy the company's pharmaceutical products and give a single 500 shares of stock as a gift.

The article predicts that according to the analysis of old shareholders who have followed the company for a year, the stock price of the first branch will be three orders worth 1 million yuan, that is to say, the return on investment of 15,000 yuan can reach 1 million yuan. The second media stock is listed on NASDAQ in the United States. It is expected that the stock price will be traded more than three times higher than the first one, that is, more than 3 million yuan. If you miss the opportunity, you will regret it for several lifetimes. I hope the lucky ones will take good care of it.

A Peng introduced another article in "Million Manor" " If you don't believe in O24 , then what else can you believe in?" He said that if you don't believe in the O24 project, then I advise you that all Internet investment projects in the future You don't want to participate.

The introduction of all aspects of O24 is so comprehensive, specific and detailed. Gong Xiaohua is such a well-known figure, the World Economic and Trade Personality Award; the winner of the Fifth Canadian Chinese Entrepreneur Award; the Vice Premier of the State Council Wang Yang invited to visit Europe to participate in the World Economic and Trade Forum; The president of China Construction Bank signed a number of strategic agreements; Canadian Prime Minister Harper met and talked in person; Queen Elizabeth II awarded him the Honorary Diamond Jubilee Medal in recognition of his outstanding contributions; Featured on the cover of "China Foreign Trade" magazine; member of the Chinese Direct Selling Legislative Committee; served as the director of Canadian Chinese TV Station, and held two large-scale overseas Spring Festival Gala programs in 2014 and 2015; on May 16th, he spent a lot of money to create a queen of Asian Chinese music that has dominated the Asian Chinese music scene for decades Superstar Na Ying's concert in Toronto has attracted much attention and so on.

If you don't believe in counting so many honors and achievements, then I really don't know what else you will believe in? After investigations and inspections, the delay in making a move is incomprehensible. Don't always try to seize the last chance to make a move, asking this and that all day long, how many orders are left? What is the number now? By then it will be too late and there is no chance for you. When you understand everything clearly, the day lily is cold, and the market has already opened for trading. Do you think the wealth will still belong to you? At that time, everyone is counting the money in great surprise, and you can only hold the quilt and shed tears in pain, silently in deep regret.

A Peng also reposted "The Shareholder's Real Experience in Canada", introducing a shareholder's feelings in Canada. The article said that my wife was very happy to hear that I was going to Toronto, Canada, because she bought O24 stock behind my back, and Edward Company is in Toronto. She asked me to check it out for her. I really want to see where our family's money has gone. With this mission, I have to go to the company to see.

Chinese stockholders took a group photo with Gong Xiaohua

To be honest, before I came here, I thought I had encountered some kind of liar again, but when I saw it with my own eyes, I thought I was still a character, but standing in front of others now pales in comparison. They are all Chinese, why is there such a big difference? The biggest influence the chairman gave me is "free and easy"! Facing such a large group company, which is also a medical alliance, a real estate company, an energy company, a mining industry, an art academy, a TV station, etc., it is amazing that he can behave so freely!

I suddenly remembered my stock, and I asked him to see if it was real, and he said it was real. It seems that the boss is real, the company is real, and the stock is real.

According to the website introduction, the deadline for the stock gift of O24 International Pharmaceutical Alliance Group Company is set at 12:00 pm on July 31, 2015, Beijing time. After that, investors will wait for the stock to go public, but as of today, investors are still waiting quietly.

.............................. This is one of the dudes seen at Justin Trudeau's dumpling-rolling party/Liberal fundraiser at the Vancouver home of Pan Miaofei: "Chinese-Canadian businessman Xiao Hua Gong cuts record-breaking $70m deal with NZ police over frozen assets".

Gong, far left
SO WHAT WAS DISCUSSED at this 2016 fundraiser?? Why, host Pan asked Trudeau to make it easier for Chinese developers to buy land in Canada. He also told Trudeau rich immigrant investors from China should be treated better

A wealthy Vancouver businessman used a cash-for-access fundraiser at his home to lobby Prime Minister Justin Trudeau directly to allow Chinese investment in seniors' care, relax immigration restrictions on financiers and make it easier for foreign real estate developers to plow money into Canada.

The Nov. 7 fundraiser hosted by Miaofei Pan, where talk of investment by Chinese companies in seniors' care took place, came as the Trudeau government is reviewing a bid by China's Anbang Insurance Group to buy one of B.C.'s biggest retirement-home chains.

Anbang is a massive Chinese insurance firm with a murky ownership structure that is seeking a majority stake in Vancouver-based Retirement Concepts, believed to be worth more than $1-billion. It would give the company, which has been on a global buying spree, a significant role in the delivery of taxpayer-funded health care in British Columbia.

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The Liberal Party has repeatedly told The Globe and Mail "individuals wishing to discuss government business at party events are immediately redirected to instead make an appointment with the appropriate office."

Mr. Pan told The Globe in an interview that Mr. Trudeau was "approachable and friendly" when he raised the issues, including Chinese companies' keen interest to invest in Canadian health care for seniors.

At the $1,500 fundraiser, more than 80 guests dined and had their photographs taken with Mr. Trudeau. The event is one of several Liberal Party fundraising events aimed at wealthy Chinese-Canadians. Attendance figures suggest the party collects $50,000 to $120,000 per event.

"First of all, we said that in Canada, the government investment for elderly care is not enough," Mr. Pan said. "We need to receive the investments from Chinese entrepreneurs to provide for the elderly. The Prime Minister was very happy when he heard that."

Mr. Pan did not mention a specific deal or company, but his entreaties came as Ottawa is reviewing Anbang's bid to make precisely the kind of investment he said he discussed with the Prime Minister.

Retirement Concepts owns and operates about 24 retirement communities, mostly in B.C., except for several properties in Calgary and Montreal. It owns unused or partly developed land that would allow major expansions of facilities.

The company is an important part of B.C.'s health-care delivery system. Retirement Concepts is the highest-billing provider of assisted living and residential care services in the province. The B.C. government paid the company $86.5-million in the 2015-16 fiscal year, more than any other of the 130 similar providers.

An investigation by The New York Times earlier this year revealed that 92 per cent of Anbang is currently held by firms either fully or partly owned by relatives of Anbang's chairman, Wu Xiaohui or his wife, Zhuo Ran, the granddaughter of former Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping, or Chen Xiaolu, the son of a famous People's Liberation Army leader.

New Democratic Party MP Nathan Cullen said it was completely inappropriate for Mr. Trudeau to discuss the kind of investment issues that Mr. Pan said he raised with him at the Liberal Party fundraiser. Mr. Trudeau's Open and Accountable Government rules state that "there should be no preferential access to government, or appearance of preferential access" in exchange for political donations.

"That's a prime minister selling himself out very cheap," Mr. Cullen said. "It is directly against the explicit orders that the Prime Minister himself wrote. It is selling off access to the Prime Minister of Canada to Chinese investors."

In a meeting with the Toronto Star's editorial board on Friday, Mr. Trudeau argued that critics of the Liberal Party's special-access fundraisers are jaded and off base.

"The fact is $1,500 a year is … you have to be pretty cynical to imagine that a government could be bought off for that amount of money," Mr. Trudeau said. He told The Star he will look at Ontario Liberal government reforms that forbid the premier, cabinet ministers and MPPs from attending fundraising events.

Mr. Pan said he also urged the Prime Minister to make it easier for Chinese real estate developers to buy land in Canada. He mentioned Sunshine 100 China Holdings Ltd. and Evergrande Group, major property developers in China.

"They both have the willingness to invest here," Mr. Pan said. "Some of their deputies have immigrated to Canada. But for a long time, they have not found good projects to invest in. I was thinking [Canada needs policies] that can attract investments and help expand investments."

Over a banquet of fish cakes and Wenzhou soup, Mr. Pan said, he also complained to Mr. Trudeau about how Ottawa treats immigrant investors from China.

"I told the Prime Minister that these people are not thieves, neither are they lawbreakers. If they cannot stay long enough [to meet the requirements], then just don't give them a Canada permanent-resident card," he said. "But don't treat them as bad guys and expel them. I think it's not very proper to do so."

Canadian rules regarding permanent residency impose restrictions on arrivals from countries such as China. To retain permanent-resident status, a person must have been physically present in Canada for two of the previous five years. Those who fail this test can lose their permanent residency.

"Once they start to spend time in Canada … it's easier to enforce the obligation to file a Canadian income-tax return," immigration lawyer Richard Kurland said. "But if it's less days in Canada, it's more difficult for [the] CRA to enforce its residency provision."

The problem for wealthy permanent residents is that Canadian tax returns require them to declare their global income and global property holdings and be taxed on them in Canada. Reducing the time required for permanent residents to be in Canada would reduce the likelihood of that happening.

In response to a Globe story on Friday about the Nov. 7 fundraiser, Conservative House Leader Candice Bergen told the House of Commons that Mr. Pan's "stunning admissions" make it abundantly clear government business is being discussed at Liberal cash-for-access events.

"These insiders paid $1,500 each to tell the Prime Minister precisely what it was that they needed to make more money, and you know, the Prime Minister listened to their wish list," Ms. Bergen said. "It seems the Prime Minister is being bought."

Liberal MP Kevin Lamoureux, the Government House Leader's parliamentary secretary, read from a statement saying Canada has "the strictest rules around fundraising on any level and the government respects those rules."

Since The Globe first reported on the cash-for-access events on Oct. 19, Mr. Trudeau has avoided referring to his own rules, but said the party is following election financing rules. A year ago, Mr. Trudeau said an "obligation to act is not fully discharged by simply acting within the law.... 'I was just following the rules,' isn't good enough."

Exclusive: Venue for a controversial

 2016 Trudeau fundraiser has become a

 crime scene in 2019

The $7.7 million Shaughnessy mansion that hosted Justin Trudeau for a private Liberal Party fundraiser in 2016 is now the subject of a Vancouver Police Department investigation, has learned.

Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services referred to VPD Sgt. Aaron Roed, who said the major crimes section is now involved. An early morning fire on Sept. 21 destroyed a garage detached from the house on Churchill Street near 47th Avenue.


Owner Miaofei Pan showed a reporter surveillance footage of the fire. He also pointed to broken windows on the front of the house that he said were caused by gun shots more than an hour after the police left the fire scene. The fire, he said, cut the camera feed from the front of the house.

“We want to go back to China just for safety, but the children are studying and living here, so we have no choice, we have to accompany the children,” Pan said through a translator.

By coincidence, no cars were parked in the detached garage that night.

It was the second fire to tear through a Pan-owned property in less than two years. In October 2017, the 1911-built heritage mansion Pan owns with wife Wen Huan Yang at 3737 Angus in Shaughnessy suffered a devastating fire that was later ruled arson. Nobody has been charged.

Pan said that, before the Angus fire, he had planned to repair and renovate the heritage mansion, also known as Rounsefell House, after a tenant caused extensive water damage. He wanted to move his family from the Churchill house to Angus, because his daughters were complaining they needed more space.

“We already made the repair plan, we signed a contract with developers and construction companies. All documents have been done to repair the water damage,” he said.


City hall filed a B.C. Supreme Court petition against Pan, alleging he did not follow an order after the fire to maintain the Angus mansion so as to prevent further weather damage and decay. The September 2018 response from Pan said the house could not be repaired because of hazards presented by the chimneys and hazardous materials inside the house. The structure is so fragile that WorkSafeBC issued a temporary stop work order that has since been lifted.

No court date has been set for the dispute with city hall. Pan has another court matter on the horizon, as he is appealing the late 2018 award of only $1 after a judge ruled he had been defamed by journalist Bing Chen Gao. In the verdict, the B.C. Supreme Court judge criticized Pan for being an uncooperative witness.

Pan is a past chair of the Beijing-aligned Canadian Alliance of Chinese Associations and was a donor to the Canada Wenzhou Friendship Society’s clubhouse near Aberdeen Centre in Richmond. Pan hails from the Zhejiang province coastal city Wenzhou, where he was in the real estate development business. The Richmond-based society gained attention during the 2018 civic elections for endorsing a slate of candidates in Richmond, Burnaby and Vancouver and offering a $20 transportation subsidy via WeChat. Richmond RCMP did not recommend vote buying charges.

Pan said the 2016 Liberal event attended by 80 people at his house was organized by the party, which had been trying to recruit his son to be a member. He said nobody made donations on-site, on the night of the event. The Liberal Party, he said, returned his $1,500 donation and paid for tea and cookies.

Pan said he was familiar with Raymond Chan, the former Richmond MP who became a party fundraiser in the Chinese community and is in one of the photographs, but said it was a woman from the Liberal Party office that called to ask if Pan’s house could be used as a venue. Pan said he was in China at the time, so he flew back to host the event. Police did come to the house for a security sweep before the event and that he spoke briefly with Trudeau, but the conversation was “very limited” due to the language barrier.


According to The Tyee, Pan decided to hold the Nov. 7, 2016 fundraiser at his house after Trudeau invited him to a dinner in September of that year with China’s visiting Premier Li Keqiang. That was denied by the Liberal Party. In a Dec. 2, 2016, Globe and Mail story, Pan was quoted as saying he asked Trudeau to make it easier for rich investors from China to invest and stay in Canada.

Trudeau was in Vancouver for an earlier announcement of funding to help Department of Fisheries and Oceans deal with more South Coast oil tanker traffic.

The fundraiser was not advertised and Canadian media only found out from Wenzhou government and media websites. The ripple effects were felt across Canada.

By April of 2017, the Liberal Party buckled to pressure and announced reforms, including proactive disclosure of fundraising events and attendee lists. Elections Canada later began an online registry of major fundraising events involving party leaders and cabinet ministers. In B.C., it helped hasten campaign finance reforms after the 2017 provincial election. The Green-supported NDP government eventually adopted caps on donations and banned corporate and union financing of provincial and municipal elections.

Pan said he met Trudeau again in Ottawa and jokingly told him that he would invite him to the other mansion, after it is repaired.

Pan said he believes Trudeau will win re-election on Oct. 21, but not with as many votes as in 2015. He considers Trudeau a “good guy and with enough capability to be a prime minister in Canada. Of course [Stephen] Harper was also a good guy as well.”

Elections Canada shows donations by Pan of $1,478.96 and $1,420 to the Liberal Party on Nov. 24, 2016 and $1,100 to the Abbotsford Conservative Association in September 2011. He also gave $1,000 and $1,450 to MP Jenny Kwan’s Vancouver East NDP association in 2016 and 2018.

His wife, Wen, donated $1,478.96 and $1,420 on the same November day in 2016 to the Liberals. Last December, she gave $1,550 to the Don Valley North Federal Liberal Association in Ontario. Han Dong is running instead of Geng Tan, the first Mainland China-born Member of Parliament when he was elected in 2015.

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