Client S.L. was charged with Fraud Over $5000 and Receiving Secret Commission. Over a period of over 4 years, S.L. was as a law clerk and became familiar with a mortgage broker from a major Canadian banking institution that brought much business to the law firm. It was alleged that the accused was receiving money from this mortgage broker in return for placing the broker’s fraudulent mortgage documents in a higher priority sequence. This was done in an effort to minimize the chances of further review by both the law firm and the banking institution.
Many of these fraudulent mortgages subsequently defaulted. The banking institution estimated their total financial loss at over $45 million.
Due to the gravity of the financial losses assosciated with this case, the Crown Attorney was seeking a custodial, penitentiary sentence in the range of 2 to 3 years. However, as a result of the tireless efforts of Mr. Batasar and his detailed review of all evidence of case, he was able to present an argument to the Crown Attorney, indicating that they lacked sufficient evidence capable of ensuring reasonable probability of conviction. The Crown Attorney, in conjunction with the Officer in Charge of the case reviewed S.L.’s alleged involvement in this fraud, along with the position given to them by Mr. Batasar. They eventually agreed with the position proposed by Mr. Batasar, in that there was insufficient evidence to proceed with the charges client S.L. was facing. As a result, all charges withdrawn. No conviction, no criminal record.
Gary Batasar Peel Brampton criminal lawyer – charges of Fraud Over $5000 and Receiving Secret Commission