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Investigation shows Ontario regulators often fail to report alleged crimes by lawyers
A Toronto Star investigation finds that the Law Society of Upper Canada reprimanded 230 lawyers but the agency does not make it a practice to call police
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In the last 10 years, more than 230 lawyers in Ontario stole, defrauded or diverted $61-million of their clients money.  

That money that was being held in trust and yet most of these lawyers were never charged criminally.

A Toronto Star investigation finds that the Law Society of Upper Canada disbarred, reprimanded or suspended these lawyers, but the self-regulating agency does not make it a practice to call police.

The report shows that the regulatory bodies in most other provinces do call police, fewer than 20 percent of lawyers who steal from their clients in Ontario are charged criminally and even then most don't get any jail time.

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In the last 10 years, more than 230 lawyers in Ontario stole, defrauded or diverted $61-million of their clients money.  

That money that was being held in trust and yet most of these lawyers were never charged criminally.

A Toronto Star investigation finds that the Law Society of Upper Canada disbarred, reprimanded or suspended these lawyers, but the self-regulating agency does not make it a practice to call police.

The report shows that the regulatory bodies in most other provinces do call police, fewer than 20 percent of lawyers who steal from their clients in Ontario are charged criminally and even then most don't get any jail time.

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