Illegal practice - AMF lays charges against Patrick Massé and Dave Tremblay

Montréal - The Autorité des marchés financiers ("AMF") has launched penal proceedings against Patrick Massé1 and Dave Tremblay2 and has filed five counts of illegal practice as a securities dealer and distribution without a prospectus. If they are found guilty on all counts, the defendants will be liable to a minimum fine of $17,000.

The AMF investigation revealed that these individuals carried out loans with investors while promising monthly returns of 5%. At least two investors lost a total of $80,000.

The Autorité des marchés financiers (the AMF) is the regulatory and oversight body for Québec's financial sector.

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1The respondent Patrick Massé should not be confused with insurance of persons representative and dealing representative (mutual fund dealer) Patrick Massé, who holds certificate No. 158 072.
2 The respondent Dave Tremblay should not be confused with dealing representative (mutual fund dealer) Dave Verret-Tremblay, NRD 2778521.