On February 14, 2015 a jury found Gary Allen Sorenson and Milowe Allen Brost guilty of defrauding investors and lenders who provided money to Syndicated Gold Depository SA, Base Metals LLC and/or Bahama Resource Alliance or to Merendon Mining Corporation Ltd., pursuant to an agreement with one of those companies. The money was obtained between September 1, 1999 and December 31, 2008.
The jury also found Gary Allen Sorenson and Milowe Allen Brost guilty of defrauding lenders and investors who provided money to Strategic Metals Corporation Ltd., between April 27, 2004 and August 30, 2005.
If you were a victim of either of these crimes you are entitled to indicate whether you are seeking restitution. If you wish to do so please complete Criminal Code form 34.1 which can be found at the following link: http://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/acts/c-46/page-534.html
The Court can only grant restitution if the loss is readily ascertainable. Moreover, there is no guarantee that either Mr. Sorenson or Mr. Brost has assets that would allow them to pay restitution. If the monies are not paid without delay, any order must be filed with an appropriate Court and enforced as if the judgment was rendered in civil proceedings. The Government of Alberta does not play a role in that process. For more information on this process please visit the following link: http://www.justice.gc.ca/eng/rp-pr/cj-jp/victim/restit-dedom/index.html
Victims may also file a victim impact statement pursuant to section 722 of the Criminal Code. Instructions for preparing and potentially presenting the statement can be found at the following link: http://www.solgps.alberta.ca/PROGRAMS_AND_SERVICES/VICTIM_SERVICES/Pages/default.aspx
Please include the following information in the form. Where it asks for Police Agency please write RCMP, where it asks for the Police File Number please write 200730352. The Court Docket No.: 120873872Q2.
Printed and completed Restitution Forms and Victim Impact Statements can be mailed to:
Alberta Crown Prosecution Service
Specialized Prosecutions Branch
332-6th Avenue SW
Suite 300 Centrium Place
Calgary, AB T2P 0B2
Alternatively, Forms, Statements and inquiries can be sent electronically to:
It is recommended that any restitution forms be provided on or before June 1, 2015 and, similarly, that any Victim Impact Statements be provided on or before June 1, 2015.
Telephone inquiries may be directed to (403) 297-8477.