The Law Society of Upper Canada is seeking to suspend the licence of an Ottawa lawyer accused of defrauding the Catholic Church of hundreds of thousands of dollars. Ronald Houlahan is scheduled to stand trial in March.
Chair of the St. Patrick’s Church Fallowfield cemetery committee
Houlahan stands trial on criminal charges of fraud, theft and possession of the proceeds of crime after he was accused by the Catholic Church of receiving, misusing or failing to properly account for $365,870 over an eight-year period while he was the chair of the St. Patrick’s Church Fallowfield cemetery committee.
Read more at The Ottawa Sun.
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