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B.C. advocate banned for 12 years for misusing $450K in client money

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Key takeaways: 

  • Mohammud Massood Joomratty shut his Surrey office earlier this month.
  • The Law Society of B.C. leads the legal profession in the region.

A well-known former lawyer in Surrey, B.C., has been banned from practicing law for over a decade after misusing $450,000 in allocation sent for his client, who was then attempting to enter the province.

Mohammud Massood Joomratty has decided not to practice law in the region for 12 years as of July 29.

In declaring his suspension Thursday, the Law Society of B.C. — which leads the work — said Joomratty had broken professional limitations while taking his client’s immigration application.

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A well-known former lawyer in Surrey, B.C., has been banned from practicing law for over a decade after misusing $450,000 in allocation sent for his client, who was then attempting to enter the province

The client engaged Joomratty to apply for a visitor visa in 2017 and a work visa in 2019.

Joomratty never ensured whether his client was staying in B.C. when filing paperwork with the federal government, according to the society.

“[Joomratty] provided data to Service Canada that the client had leased a place in British Columbia, had proved himself in British Columbia, and had shifted to British Columbia when he had not exercised due persistence and did not have proof that these representations were accurate,” the consent contract read.\

Source – cbc.ca

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