David Bradley, a former Winnipeg lawyer, is facing criminal charges after allegedly misappropriating clients’ funds.
Bradley is facing eight counts in total; including attempting to obstruct justice, fraud and theft. Court records show the alleged offences occurred over the course of a decade, between January 2006 and July 2016.
The former lawyer was disbarred by the Law Society of Manitoba in February 2016. The hearing was told Bradley lied to clients and misappropriated funds. He pleaded guilty to the law society charges and consented to disbarment.
The panel determined Bradley misappropriated clients’ funds to cover up his actions.
Counsel for the law society, Rocky Kravetsky, said that on several occasions Bradley didn’t inform clients he’d received money on their behalf, and that he transferred money from one client to another in attempts to cover up what he’d done wrong.
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