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First Nation chief calls for charges against lawyer who overcharged residential school survivors – CBC

by ahnationtalk on February 17, 2017103 Views

Manitoba lawyer was disbarred after he took nearly $1 million from 55 survivors

Feb 17, 2017

The chief of a Manitoba First Nation says the lawyer who misappropriated nearly a million dollars from some of the community’s most vulnerable and traumatized people should face criminal prosecution.

“I think he should be charged,” Sandy Bay Chief Lance Roulette said of disbarred Winnipeg lawyer Howard Tennenhouse.

Tennenhouse misappropriated $960,000 from 55 residential school survivors he represented, the Law Society of Manitoba ruled in 2012. The regulatory body said many of the victims were unaware he had charged excess fees.

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