A former Toronto-area hospital employee who was accused of selling stolen confidential maternity ward records to investment brokers pleaded guilty Monday to unregistered trading.

Shaida Bandali, a former file clerk at the Rouge Valley Centenary Hospital was barely audible as she whispered her guilty plea in an Old City Hall courtroom before Justice Kathleen Caldwell in Toronto.

Ms. Bandali was the first person charged by the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) last fall in a case that exposed a massive privacy breach at the hospital, which saw as many as 8,300 patients’ confidential information sold to private companies selling registered education savings plans (RESP).

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KIRAN RANA – Globe and Mail – Aug. 31, 2015.

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