A Rockland lawyer who was disbarred past calendar year right after extra than $3 million disappeared from have faith in resources in 2016 is going through a range of prison prices, Ontario Provincial Police said in a information launch issued Tuesday.
Stéphane Langlois, 51, is charged with 15 counts each individual of criminal breach of believe in, misappropriation of resources, fraudulent theft and theft by person demanded to account.
He is also billed with 12 counts of fraud more than $5,000, eight counts of uttering a cast doc and seven counts of fraud below $5,000.
Ontario Provincial Police have been investigating Langlois since August 2016, after associates in Charron Langlois LLP in Rockland made official issues to the legislation culture in opposition to their colleague.
Langlois is scheduled to show up in provincial courtroom on Sept. 8.
Disbarred previous calendar year
Langlois was disbarred last March at a tribunal of the Law Society of Ontario (LSO).
He was discovered to have misappropriated more than $3.2 million from the regulation business believe in account between January 2015 and August 2016. He also inappropriately took far more than $35,000 when acting as an estate trustee concerning November 2011 and Might 2013, the tribunal determined.
He was purchased to repay the LSO’s compensation fund much more than $2.1 million — the amount the culture paid in compensation to 11 claimants who skilled.
He was also ordered to pay out $32,000 in costs to the LSO over five yrs, beginning a calendar year immediately after the get.
The society supended Langlois’s licence Sept.1, 2016, after an first investigation.
Langlois told an LSO investigator he expended about $1 million of the income to pay out the regulation firm’s payments and for own use, in accordance to the LSO report.
In his affidavit, regulation society investigator Prospero Vito said he was advised by workers at Langlois’s company that he gambled, lived an “extravagant” lifestyle and had several vehicles.