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Court of Appeal reinstates revocation of lawyer's licence in mortgage fraud case

Thursday, June 29, 2017 @ 8:37 AM | By Amanda Jerome

The Ontario Court of Appeal has reinstated a penalty of licence revocation ordered by the Law Society of Upper Canada’s hearing division after the division determined a lawyer engaged in mortgage fraud.

In The Law Society of Upper Canada v. Abbott 2017 ONCA 525, the court heard that the respondent, John Abbott, was found to have “engaged in professional misconduct by knowingly participating in or assisting in mortgage fraud in seven transactions over a four-month period in late 2006 and early 2007; by failing to disclose material facts...