With news that the Cultus Lake Park Board's (CLPB) financial manager is no longer working for the park, there are still more questions than answers about the man who faces criminal charges and a civil suit from his former employer, Simon Fraser University (SFU).
Siamak Saidi has been convicted of nothing, but the CLPB issued a 10-word press release Tuesday afternoon with few details.
"Siamak Saidi is no longer employed with Cultus Lake Park," the release said.
CLPB board chair Sacha Peter offered nothing more.
"All I can say is that this is an employmentrelated matter and Cultus Lake Park and therefore I cannot comment any further," he told the Times.
Peter said he was unable to confirm which side initiated the employment termination and, if it was the Park, how was this possible given he is innocent until proven guilty.
One possibility stems from the improper use of the Certified Management Accountant (CMA) designation after Saidi's name, and the improper use of the Chartered Accountant or CA for his company, Siamak Saidi Ltd.
On Sept. 10, the Chartered Accountants of British Columbia (CABC) issued a notice that said Siamak Saidi Ltd. is not entitled to use CA, something that was listed on the website www.siamaksaidi.com as recently as Sept. 11. The site is now down.
And the Certified Management Accountants of B.C. (CMABC) said that Saidi was a student member of that organization more than 10 years ago, and he was sent a letter in August of this year ordering him to stop using the designation.
Saidi is currently in jail awaiting his next court appearance in Vancouver on Oct. 3.
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