Court of Appeal revokes lawyer John Abbott’s licence

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The Ontario Court of Appeal has reinstated the revocation of John Abbott’s lawyer licence in a long-running disciplinary matter that has worked its way through the courts.

The ruling set aside a finding that upheld the reinstating of Abbott’s licence while simultaneously finding that he had knowingly participated in mortgage fraud.

The mortgage transactions in question happened over a four-month period in 2006-2007.

The court found Abbott had knowingly assisted in mortgage fraud in seven transactions, which amounted to approximately $625,000 in losses.

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This article is summarized by Canadian Fraud News Inc.