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Lack of 'frank disclosure' leaves ownership of stolen diamond in limbo

Wednesday, June 07, 2017 @ 3:44 PM | By Amanda Jerome

A pawnbroker and a deceased’s estate interested in the return of the same diamond from police custody will have to wait as an Ontario court has set aside the order of the diamond’s return on an appeal.

Paul Adam, Wise Law OfficeIn Floward Enterprise Ltd. (H. Williams and Co.) v. Winberg Estate 2017 ONCA 448, the Ontario Court of Appeal heard that during a criminal investigation Toronto police seized a diamond from a pawnbroker since they believed it to be stolen. The pawnbroker, Floward Enterprise Ltd., represented...