Charges Approved in CFSEU-BC’s JIGIT Investigation into Money Laundering, Loan-Sharking and Proceeds of Crime
The Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit of British Columbia’s (CFSEU-BC’s) Joint Illegal Gaming Investigation Team (JIGIT) has secured criminal charges against an individual in relation to a 2019 investigation into loan-sharking, money laundering and proceeds of crime.
In August 2019, the CFSEU-BC’s JIGIT began an investigation into the alleged loan-sharking and money laundering activity of a male and female, related to criminal interest rates and the illegal operation of a money service business contrary to the Proceeds of Crime Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Act (PCMLTFA).
See the original media release issued November 10, 2021 here.
On November 1st, 2023 the BC Prosecution Service approved charges against Alexandra Joie Chow, a 35- year-old female from Richmond, B.C., with the following offences;
- One count of money laundering, contrary to Section 462.31(1)(a) of the Criminal Code.
- Two counts of possessing proceeds of crime, contrary to section 355 of the Criminal Code.
- Three counts of entering into an agreement to receive interest at a criminal rate, contrary to section 347(1)(a) of the Criminal Code.
Chow will appear in court at a later date in relation to these charges. No other individuals have been charged in relation to this investigation.
CFSEU-BC Media Relations Officer: Sergeant Brenda Winpenny