The Canadian Government cowed. Should have paid nothing. His divorce was well underway. His businesses were tanking. Karma rolls around. Watch and See.
Now "they" cry wounded dove and the TRUTH is in the documents. Not the spin...not looking so crushed here. No one was ever accused of being a terrorist.
No one ever called de Jaray et.al., terrorists...Wounded dove feelers
Unlike Pete Seda for sending terrorists money...another Rogue Valley story. Pirouz Sedaghaty, 49, also known as Pete Seda, a native of Iran.
But never de Jaray. Ask his employees
May 28, 2010 – Steven de Jaray, 53, and Perienne de Jaray, 26, both of West Vancouver, were each charged with one count of exporting goods or technology...
" I had been wondering what happened to Steven de Jaray, who I view as the poster boy for how to dupe investors and get away with it. Now I know.
He and his 26-year-old daughter, Perienne, are in trouble with the Canada Border Services Agency. In December 2008, border officers intercepted two packages that were being sent to Hong Kong and found they contained electronic chips that could be used for military purposes. Also, the chips had been valued at $1,375, but border officials determined they were worth at least $200,000.
In February 2009, the agency's criminal investigators conducted searches at the exporter's residence and business, and last week they announced that de Jaray and his daughter had been charged with exporting technology subject to export rules, and failing to report commercial goods for export. They are scheduled to appear...
" What I do know is that during the high-tech bubble, de Jaray savaged his former public company, AimGlobal Technologies Company Inc., so badly that, when I make public presentations, I use this case as an example of extreme securities misconduct, and an example of how you can defraud public investors and not suffer any criminal consequences.
In the late-1990s and early-2000s, de Jaray was founder and chief executive officer at AimGlobal, a Toronto Stock Exchange-listed company. At its peak in 2000, it sold $154 million
worth of carbon-monoxide detectors. Investors were so smitten with revenue growth that they ignored the fact that the company lost $82 million during the same period. The stock traded as high as $27.
In the summer of 2001, the company's independent directors became concerned that de Jaray was using the company's treasury as his personal piggy bank. They hired KPMG to conduct a forensic audit. I obtained a copy of that report and was shocked at what I read.
For one thing, a consultant who had
helped sell shares to private investors charged the company $211,900 for his services. De Jaray instructed him to submit a bill for $406,900, of which $195,000 was used to reimburse the consultant for a Ferrari that de Jaray had purchased from him.
In another non-arm's-length deal, de Jaray's then-wife Simone (they are now divorced) exercised options to buy 72,000 shares at $5 each in four tranches. Rather than pay the $360,000 required to exercise the options, she submitted four invoices -- each corresponding to the exact cost of each tranche -- for $360,000. The invoices were ostensibly for marketing services, but KPMG said it was unable to determine "the exact nature or value of the work" she provided.
KPMG also reviewed a $150,000 payment made by AimGlobal in March 1997 to Kustanal Investment Bank of Nauru, ostensibly for the placement of shares, and other financial and marketing services.
KPMG viewed the transaction as suspicious. It noted that Nauru is "one of the top money-laundering havens in the world." It also noted the invoice was not addressed to anyone, there were no details relating to the placement of shares, and KPMG had not been able to confirm that the bank even existed.
De Jaray, meanwhile, was wheeling out buckets of money. During 2001, he collected $999,057 in management fees and a bonus of $100,000, and was reimbursed for expenses totalling $538,546.
Many of those expenses were dubious, to say the least. They included $49,112 for 30 cases of wine ($136 per bottle), which he claimed to have given to directors as gifts; $8,593 for picture framing by Wall Street Picture Framing on Marine Drive in West Vancouver; and $802 for men's clothing purchased at Thomas Pink in London. In all, KPMG identified $201,197 in expenses which, in its view, required further explanation.
De Jaray was also dumping tons of shares. Between June 1999 and October 2002, he sold 1.2 million shares without reporting those sales. It wasn't until Oct. 24, 2002, after trading was halted, that he filed an insider report disclosing he had disposed of them. Even then, no specific dates or prices were disclosed, so there is no way of knowing how much he made.
It was quite clear, however, that he was living a very affluent lifestyle. He and his wife lived in a spectacular house at 5730 Seaview Rd. in West Vancouver, overlooking Eagle Harbor Yacht Club. He also owned an Aston Martin and several Ferraris.
AimGlobal didn't fair as well. In October 2002, it went into receivership and the stock was delisted.
In May 2004, de Jaray signed a watered-down settlement agreement with the B.C. Securities Commission in which he admitted to insider trading reporting violations and to failing to install adequate compensation controls. Most of the specific abuses discovered by KPMG were not mentioned. He agreed to pay a $100,000 fine and submit to a nine-year securities ban, which is still in effect. No criminal charges were ever laid.
De Jaray subsequently founded APEX-Micro Electronics, which manufactured microchips and other electronics on a contract basis. This is the company that produced the chips that de Jaray was attempting to export to Hong Kong. It also fell on hard times and went into bankruptcy in July 2009.
In recent weeks, de Jaray has taken his big talk and high-living lifestyle to Oregon. He has leased a historic two-storey building in the centre of Jacksonville, Ore., and announced plans
to open a winery, spirits distillery and tasting room in mid-June.
He claims to have distribution connections throughout the United States, and predicts his winery could be producing 100,000 cases in four to five years. That would make him a major player in Oregon -- the largest winery in the state currently produces 139,000 cases annually.
To pull this off, he'll need a lot of capital. Perhaps the Kustanal Investment Bank will help him out.
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More to Come !
What would grandpa Deboer say Sid ???
Computer chips to China ~Canadian Gov. pays up. Read the docs.
The divorce was already well under way...
You are the peg upon which your family's honor hangs ~
It is puzzling to understand how the sleepy little Rogue Valley, of Jackson County, Oregon; became so rife with corruption, deceit, an imbalance of power, and the embracing of anything and anyone goes.
This includes those who smuggle to China,
Pete Seda funding terrorists in Chechneya,
and RV owners landing their helicopters illegally at Hyatt lake.
Steve de Jaray and his endorsement by :
Alan Deboer, Lithia Motors Owner and current Ashland Airport Board Commissioner and Candidate for another round as Ashland, Oregon Mayor - --
Left us laughing, scratching our heads, researching and wondering what was going on in the darkness of their minds.
|Name||de Jaray, Steven Allan Wylie|
|Date of Order or Settlement||March 11, 2004|
|Banned Until||March 11, 2013|
9-year trading ban with conditions
9-year director/officer ban with conditions
9-year investor relations ban
An undertaking to comply with the Securities Act and the Securities Rules
|Payment Agreed / Ordered||$65,000 plus $35,000 in costs|
Failure to file insider reports
Filing false or misleading information
Failure to file control block notices and reports
Acting contrary to the public interest
|Supporting Documents||News Release|
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" In contrast to Oregon’s eco culture and wine pro advice, de Jaray insisted his bottles be made in China. He bought them for around 18 cents each while other wineries spend at least a dollar to buy “cleaner-energy” bottles made in the U.S.
De Jaray’s bottles do have the ill-fated name Footstone Jive molded into the base."
JUDGMENT OF CHARACTER ??? JUDGMENT OF ANYTHING !
" A massive structure on South Stage Road outside of Jacksonville is being built to de Jaray’s specifications and could serve as a tasting room, custom crush facility and equipment storage, according to Alan DeBoer, a partner in Southeast Jacksonville LLC, which owns the land.
The roadside tasting room could be the gateway to a vineyard-themed housing development on the 50 acres of farmland.
“It’s not a secret that we want to develop and put some homes in there, but not do a maximum density thing,” said Alan’s son, Derek DeBoer, who added that the company has applied to the city to build four custom homes on an acre inside city limits. “We want to put up something that will be an asset to the community. I see a very attractive vineyard community. These are the first steps.”
A permit to build an agricultural building on the property was taken out in 2009. According to Jackson County Planning Commission regulations, the building must be used solely for farming. A tasting room or other public-invited entity would require new approval.
The tenant would also have to be granted a license to sell alcohol to consumers from the Oregon Liquor Control Commission. No one has yet to apply at this address, according to Janet Ouellette of the OLCC. If that happens, there will be a public notice and people would have 14 days to comment.
Material salvaged from the old Ashland High School gym is being used for the building’s exterior walls. Derek DeBoer says he will not install the remaining two walls or the roof until he knows what the tenant wants.
The city will have some say in the final look of the building, said Derek DeBoer, as will de Jaray, if he signs the lease he was given months ago.
“It would depend on de Jaray getting his stuff together and I hope that he does,” said Derek DeBoer during a phone interview on March 17. “I think he has something to bring to the table to the wine industry, a unique vision to put Southern Oregon on the map.”
Although de Jaray has spoken to this reporter in the past, phone calls made on March 14 to his Medford office, in which he has a month-to-month lease, and his cell phone were not returned as of the March 23 deadline.
Where is Steven de Jaray? His 6,500-square-foot house in Eagle Harbor in West Vancouver, B.C., sold for $6.2 million late last year. He then moved out.
People working with de Jaray say he is in Asia starting a bulk wine business. Andrew Powley, a winemaker hired by de Jaray in 2010, recently returned from Hong Kong. De Jaray may also be launching a new label called Portrait.
Despite de Jaray’s original plans, only 5,000 cases of Footstone Jive were produced, all made by an independent winemaker from the 2009 harvest.
Although de Jaray still has a color-copy of Footstone Jive’s pinup-girl logo taped to his Medford office front door, the bottles have been shipped to China without a label.
The DeBoers say they haven’t seen de Jaray in awhile. Still, de Jaray is their first choice as a tenant. During phone interviews on July 30 and again on March 18, Alan DeBoer, a board member of the Southern Oregon Historical Society, praised de Jaray and his business ideas.
“I do like his concept and direction,” said Alan DeBoer. “He would be good for the wine industry. He’s colorful, kind of like Donald Trump.”
JUDGMENT OF POOR CHARACTER
Big Justice in Jackson County & the long-long-long-neck bottle of BIG LAW. Woot ! ! !
Steve de Jaray's divorce was well underway, prior to any Canadian investigation. The investigations had nothing to do with the divorce. Zip
His businesses were tanking. Prior to the Border Investigation.
The investigations had nothing to do with those business failures.
Or the dildos de Jaray gave to employees at Christmas time.
Now "they" cry wounded dove and the TRUTH is in the documents. Not the spin...not looking so crushed here. No one was ever accused of being a terrorist. Except maybe Pete Seda for sending terrorists money...another Rogue Valley story.
Just the facts:
Read the divorce documents.
Read the financials.
Research the truth. Especially in Southern Oregon. Research. Not fabrication and lawyer spin.
Ashland highschool old gym, Alan Deboer fixin it up for Dejaray.
And dragging their kids into it.
You are the peg upon which your family's honor hangs.
The thing is...de Jaray's divorce was well underway...even tho his court pleadings stated otherwise... bad money. Bad karma.
" Vancouver businessman has been paid millions of dollars in a secret settlement with the federal government after the Canada Border Services Agency wrongly accused him of exporting military technology to China in violation of export controls, a W5 investigation reveals.
The payout to Steve de Jaray of more than $10 million in a confidential settlement and the events leading up to his arrest are revealed in a W5 investigation airing tonight on CTV.
On April 29, 2010, de Jaray and his 26-year-old daughter, Perienne, who managed the U.S. operation, were charged with two counts of exporting controlled goods. A conviction on the charge carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison.
That accusation and subsequent publicity surrounding the charges of contravening the Customs Act and the Export and Import Permits Act caused Steve de Jaray to lose his business — Apex Micro Manufacturing, based in Delta, B.C. — and his lavish home in a posh West Vancouver neighbourhood.
The charges, de Jaray noted, “effectively branded” him “an arms dealer and an international terrorist.”
With her arrest forever cited on the Internet, Perienne said her chances at landing job have been shattered. “I’m completely unemployable. Who would ever employ somebody who was branded a terrorist?”
De Jaray’s troubles with the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) began in December 2008 when it seized a Hong Kong-bound shipment of computer chips and circuit boards at Vancouver International Airport, insisting the items were military technology that could not be exported.
The shipment was an order for a subsidiary called Caliber Solutions for electronics used to tune motorcycle fuel injectors. The parts were being shipped to Kowloon, Hong Kong, where they would be assembled and sent back to North America.
“They thought. erroneously that these products were controlled products under the Canadian export control list,” de Jaray told W5 in an interview.
Documents obtained by W5 show that federal officials in the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (DFAIT) concluded that the computer chips were “military standard.”
The Department of National Defence (DND) claimed they were “related to U.S. Strategic Bombers,” and with this information in hand, the CBSA decided “this company has to be shut down.”
On Friday, Feb. 13, 2009, a CBSA SWAT team raided the Apex factory in Delta and de Jaray’s home.
“It was probably the worst day of my life,” de Jaray recalled. “At my door, I was greeted by 10 long-arms-drawn military-style CBSA soldiers with bulletproof vests. pushing themselves by me and handing me a piece of paper saying they had a warrant to search my home.”
De Jaray could not understand why he had been targeted given that the components he was shipping were openly available on the Internet and could be purchased anywhere, including China.
“What was curious to us from the outset was not just that the investigation was so lacking that they could have got the charges so wrong, but it begged the question: how could that have happened,” Mickelson said.
W5 learned that the answer may be found in a meeting held in Ottawa in May 2008, seven months before de Jaray was targeted.
At that meeting, then-U.S. undersecretary of state Frank Ruggiero made it clear to those in attendance — officials from CBSA, the RCMP, CSIS, DND and DFAIT — that Canada would not get trade concessions on defence products unless Ottawa increased prosecution of illegal exports of U.S. military technology.
Ruggiero’s ultimatum was revealed in a secret American cable released by WikiLeaks, detailing the U.S. government’s unhappiness with Canadian enforcement. “. until the price to be paid for export control violations is the same in Canada as it is in the U.S. — prison — adversaries will persist in abusing Canada as a venue from which they can illegally procure and export U.S. defence technologies.”
For Canada, the stakes were high. At the time, it was buying American arms — giant C-17 cargo planes, Hercules aircraft, Chinook helicopters and drones. But the U.S. government was unhappy with security screening for Canadian defence contractors and Canadian exports of military technology.
“The undersecretary of state from the United States government not only required there be prosecutions as a condition of Canada being able to obtain trade concessions,” said Martin, de Jaray’s lawyer.
“But in addition, people had to be sent to jail in a manner consistent with what was occurring in the United States before the U.S. would even consider those trade concessions.”
However, de Jaray’s lawyers hired two experts to review the evidence: Chris Fauquier and Thomas Jones. They had both worked at DFAIT. Jones had helped draft the controlled goods list. Fauquier had investigated scores of cases.
Fauquier concluded the components “were not controlled” and “didn’t meet the definition” of military grade.
“It’s all old technology,” Fauquier said in an interview. “If you looked in the Internet, these devices that he was being charged with exporting to China were already available in China.”
Had the experts at DFAIT searched the Internet, they would have found the components were readily available, said Jones. “If they didn’t, they should have known. It’s quite simple to find out whether or not.”
Within months of receiving the report from Fauquier, the federal government stayed the charges. But the damage had been done. De Jaray’s $30-million-a-year business had been destroyed.
De Jaray sued for $17 million but would not reveal the final settlement because of a confidentiality agreement. “What I can tell you is that. I received the second largest settlement in Canadian history.”
Maher Arar, a Canadian citizen, was awarded $11.5 million over Canada’s role in a U.S. decision to deport him to Syria, where he was jailed and tortured. As a settlement for his wrongful conviction on rape and murder charges, David Milgaard received $10 million.
“The Privacy Act provides strict parameters on what the CBSA may or may not say about any one person, file, and/or entity,” communications director Patrizia Giolti wrote in an email. “We are bound by these parameters and may only speak to what is already in the public domain. As such, we are not in a position to accommodate an interview.”This despite the fact that it was pointed out that the CBSA issued a news release on May 27, 2010, detailing the charges against de Jaray and his daughter, Perienne "
And now the daughter's whining (suing) ... for money...
Ain't no cure for love...
Can't get hired or won't work? Big diff...
- - No Clue What Being a REAL VICTIM is...
No one owes de Jaray anything...don't tell the lawyers that.
Only the word: TERRORIST was never used... Not Not Not
by any government entity, the USA, the FBI, the Canadians, or the de Jarays...until it suited their money goals;
only the trash-press and Joe Kellerman about this
"terrorist editor" blog. TRUTH is...
" Those all sweet defense contracts...sugar. "
Geordon Omand, The Canadian Press
Published Monday, December 12, 2016 9:00PM EST
The Canadian government wants a U.S. court to toss out a lawsuit that accuses it of ruining the life of a British Columbia woman, who alleges it knowingly gave false information to the FBI and American border services that branded her a terrorist and an arms dealer.
A document filed in U.S. district court in Seattle by the Canadian government says the legal dispute has no place being heard outside of Canada because it was filed by a Canadian against Canadian defendants.
Perienne de Jaray is the former executive vice-president and co-owner of Apex USA, previously a multimillion-dollar subsidiary of electronics maker Apex Canada, which her father launched.
De Jaray contends in a legal submission that the Canadian government's actions were motivated by a desire to appease the U.S. administration by proving it could robustly enforce U.S. arms export restrictions, which she argues could help Canada's defence companies gain trade exemptions and secure access to lucrative American defence contracts.
None of the allegations have been proven in court. The lawsuit names the federal attorney general, Canada Border Services Agency and Global Affairs, as well as several bureaucrats
The federal government declined comment on behalf of all the agencies and the named individuals in the lawsuit, saying it does not comment on matters before a court.
A complaint for damages filed earlier this year says Apex USA was forced to fold after the Canadian government passed along information to the FBI alleging the company illegally shipped weapons-grade electronics to Hong Kong in late 2008, which later turned out to be false.
The Canadian government admitted it was wrong in 2013 and dismissed the charges, later paying de Jaray's father an unknown amount to settle a civil lawsuit, the document says.
De Jaray's lawyer, Janis Puracel, said in an interview that an American court is the proper venue to hear the grievance because much of the harassment took place on U.S. soil and ultimately resulted in her client no longer being allowed to live in the country.
Additionally, she said the government's suggestion of Canada as a "suitable alternate forum" to hear the complaint contradicts earlier, informal communications that de Jaray's lawsuit would be barred in Canada under the statute of limitations because too much time has passed.
"Basically, what we've ended up in is a position where she doesn't have relief in a Canadian court and she doesn't have relief in an American court," Puracel said. "So we're stuck in this limbo in between, based on their argument."
Her court submission refers to Canadian investigators dropping off business cards and meeting with U.S.-based employees of Apex in the U.S.
"(De Jaray's) claims arise out of defendants' unlawful acts to engage U.S. authorities, which allowed defendants to gain access to plaintiff's employees, customers and suppliers on U.S. soil," a court document says.
"It was that conduct that ultimately destroyed (de Jaray's) life, work and ability to lawfully stay in the United States.
Bet it is tossed...watch & see.
All in little ole Jacksonville Oregon & Medford USA: de Jaray & Deboer
Ashland Airport - - Dave's Road.
With Dave's Mountain Peak in the background...
- - Wine & MacDonalds & International wheels & deals.
Cause life's so tough... on OPM $$$$$ Other People's Money.
Life Hecho en Mexico...muy bueno. Adios America.
Steve de Jaray's " hardship" en Mexico y Hong Kong.
de Jaray had moved on from the marriage...long before the Canadian Gov. was involved. VET.
Ashland High School gym foundation re run for Deboer & de Jaray...
de Jaray with business license(s) still in Oregon until 2013 ~
And now the, " poor victim daughter... of the mean ole USA "
Case will be tossed. Watch & See.
Somebody tell Zebra One & His Shangra la Cohorts. No More.
Wasn't it Steve de Jaray himself, who first used the G.C. Buzz word terrorist ? Victimology. Wounded dove. His personal-divorce was long underway...not the gov's fault.
What is a real victim?
A U.S. court has tossed out a lawsuit that accuses the Canadian government of ruining the life of a B.C. woman for allegedly giving false information to American authorities that branded her a terrorist and an arms dealer.
Not a victim in our book. Just another Dead Indian Road connect the old cowboy talked about.