Canadian whistleblower Andre Gauthier remains in prison as evidence mounts against career scamster
Canadian whistleblower Andre Gauthier remains in prison as evidence mounts against alleged career scamster Mohammed Abdel Mohammed
Left: Victim Andre Gauthier. Right "fraudster" Mohammed Al Haj
While Canadian citizen Andre Gauthier sits in a Dubai jail, inexplicably charged with the fraud he was instrumental in uncovering at Gold AE, once the UAE’s most prominent gold investment company; the alleged architect of the scam, Mohammed Al Haj, has been allowed to replicate a similar investment scheme in Canada with a new business, and using a new name; potentially defrauding yet more unsuspecting investors, including the Canadian government.
The former director of Gold AE escaped prosecution in the UAE when he fled to Canada as soon as the scam was discovered by Andre Gauthier back in 2014. He was provided a letter by former Canadian PM Jean Chrétien vouching for his character, and subsequently co-founded silver blockchain company Canndollar. A number of Canndollar investors and employees have recently filed criminal complaints against Mohammed Al Haj with the Financial Crimes section of the RCMP for alleged fraudulent activities.
It appears that Gold AE was not the first dubious investment scheme Mohammed Al Haj was involved in, having headed a company in Dubai called Orion Overseas Holding between 2004-2009 which also fell into scandal and insolvency with millions of investors’ dollars lost.
“We are seeing what appears to be a clear and consistent pattern of suspected serial fraud on the part of