Paralegal — tied to $250k email phishing scheme — has licence revoked by Law Society Tribunal

Phishing victims sent over $250,000 to both the paralegal’s personal and business bank accounts

Paralegal — tied to $250k email phishing scheme — has licence revoked by Law Society Tribunal

The Law Society Tribunal revoked the license of a paralegal convicted of 11 separate criminal offences, including an email phishing scam.

According to the tribunal’s decision, the paralegal was convicted in 2017 of five counts of fraud, including using a fake driver’s licence since 2000 or 2001 to pick up money transfers and open accounts. The paralegal was also convicted of six counts of “laundering the proceeds of crime” after phishing victims sent over $250,000 to both the paralegal’s personal and business bank accounts.

The paralegal was ordered to pay $2,000 to the Law Society, in addition to the fines he already faces from the fraud counts: $247,823.04 in restitution to victims and a fine of $253,581.08.

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