I’ve been trying to get back money for a client who was convinced to part with money on an offer to purchase shares which was too good to be true. The con-artist is now bankrupt, so he is not worth chasing.
However, a substantial part of the money was deposited into a lawyer’s trust account, and transferred from there to another lawyer’s trust account.
There is an e-mail from the first lawyer which confirms that the purpose to which the money was put was the purchase of the shares, but another from the second lawyer who states he no longer has the money, and yet my client has not received any shares.
I’ve put the heat on the lawyers seeking signed trust authorities from my client, which I know they do not have. I sought a response by last night, but nothing was forthcoming. Maybe they have put the matter into the hands of their insurer.
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