Istuary CEO denies being in complete control of companies, asks court to remove certificates of pending litigation on homes

By ThinkPol Staff

The CEO of a once high flying Vancouver tech incubator that went down in flames leaving employees and investors high and dry has is claiming that he has never been in complete control of the company, and, in an amended court filing, is seeking to remove certificates of pending litigation filed against homes owned by him and his wife.

Yi’an Sun, also known as Ethan Sun, who’s allegedly on the run in China according to another lawsuit[1]S 177665 CARANGI, Joe v ISTUARY INNOVATION FUND 1 LIMITED PARTNERSHIP, is also denying that Istuary was ever a “scam” or a Ponzi scheme that guaranteed five-fold return on the principal invested within two years, according to the amended response to civil claim filed last week[2]S 177974 JIA, Bo v SUN, Yi .

Sun, who had strong support from former Premier Christy Clark’s BC Liberal government, while admitting to being the president of Istuary Labs and a director of Istuary Labs and Istuary Holdings, denies being a “promotor of investments” in any of the companies.

Sun, claims that he “did not at the material times not at the material times have complete and absolute control over Istuary Labs, Istuary Holdings’ and Network Intelligence accounting corporate and business records” and that he was “not at the material times the sole director” of those companies.

Sun’s wife Yulan Hu, also known as Amy Hu, claims that she “is not and was not at the material times a director, officer, or employee” of any of the companies named as defendants in the lawsuit and that she did not “assist” Mr. Sun or his companies in connection with the plaintiffs in the case.

Labelling it an “abuse of process”, Sun and Hu is seeking the removal of certificates of pending litigation against their multimillion-dollar properties, which they deny being funded through money allegedly siphoned off from Istuary.

British Columbia’s Director of Employment Standards has determined that the companies have contravened the Employment Standards Act and the 157 employees are all entitled to more than $2.9 million in wages and interest, and has indicated that money from the sale of the director’s properties would be used to payback the workers[3]

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2. S 177974 JIA, Bo v SUN, Yi

7 Responses to Istuary CEO denies being in complete control of companies, asks court to remove certificates of pending litigation on homes

  1. Anonymous says:

    Do you guys even proofread your article?

  2. nonconfidencevote says:

    These people will tie this up in appeal after appeal after appeal until no one cares or remembers…..thats the Canadian Judicial system.
    Protecting everyone but the innocent since 1980…..

  3. Anonymous says:

    Where are more than 100 additionally employees from Ontario here that also related to Istuary and are waiting to be paid too ? Istuary hasn’t paid for almost 300 people in Canada and about half of them from Ontario. ISTUARI owe more then 6 million and not 2.9

  4. Ian says:

    ISTUARY should fire all employees right away. It makes no sense to keep these employees 4 more months.
    The boss of ISTUARY is inexperienced.

  5. Anonymous says:

    They have already done out two months ago, but they still owe 4 months salary for more than 300 ex-employees in Canada and government doing nothing till August when most of people filled their claims in BC & ON. Out disaster that government knows only to take taxes and when you faced with the problems they are only talking without taking serious actions to punish and retrieve the money.

  6. Anonymous says:

    ethan is a liar and a total dick, tyrant and was in total control (acted like steve jobs or hitler, without the skills). Total con artist. i worked at istuary and quit, as their Director of Mktg. Good luck collecting, however.

  7. Tejasree says:

    Ethan is a fraud. Used to talk rubbish in all hands meetings. All the chineese staff in Toronto office use to behave like his slaves. Even when they were not paid for months, these slaves used to to go and work in office for 8 to 9 hours. The Jackie guy threatened of severe consequences to those who does not want to be in office without getting the salary for the previous months. Ethan and all his directors should be put behind bars and dues should be paid off to employees by selling his personal properties. The government so far did not do anything in this regard and is taking its own sweet time. Did not expect this lethargy in canadian goverment.

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