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  • Edmund
    July 11, 2013 - 11:33

    According to the facts presented here, Moores has admitted guilt and should be disbarred like what happened to other lawyers before. He and he alone was the lawyer for the clients he was supposed to be representing and to use the excuse he took his eye off the ball is totally disgusting, especially coming from another lawyer. It was also interesting to hear that his character witnesses were two very strong long term supporters and high ranking members of the PC party of which Moores has always been affiliated with. Looks like another case of one set of judicial rules for lawyers and politicians and another set of rules for the rest of us. There is absolutely no excuse for what Moores, a lawyer of 40 years, has done and he should be disbarred, stripped of all his public recognitions, past awards and hall of fame admissions and jail time should also be considered. To do otherwise would be another injustice by The law Society and a slap in the face to the clients of all lawyers and lawyers in general. Do the right thing and make the sentence fit the crime committed by a supposedly trusted and so called pillar of our community and regain the confidence of the general public in the legal profession. Shame on him for committing such dishonest acts for such a long time and then crying at the hearing to look sorry. Noone is buying that and it simply makes him look like the spoiled little sook that he really is. It's about time Moores was knocked off his high horse and learn there are more important things than climbing the social status ladder. Once a fraud always a fraud.

  • man oh man
    July 11, 2013 - 11:19

    It is unreal how Mr. Moores can still put the blame on others. I'm not understanding why his staff can put up with being blamed for what we all know to be his blame alone. Mr. Moores appears to be a person who would be aware of everything that would be happening in his own law firm. I'm sure there must be persons that could attest to this. I think this whole thing is ridiculous and a few crocodile tears does not wipe aware the harm that has been created. He should be punished for what he has put people through, clients and staff alike.

  • Marshall Art
    July 11, 2013 - 10:54

    Doug Moores' lawyer needs to get his facts straight. He said mortgage fraud is relatively new to Newfoundland and Labrador ?. A few decades ago, a St.John's lawyer was convicted of mortgage fraud and disbarred. In 1994, a prominent St. John's lawyer was convicted of mortgage fraud and sent to prison for five years. Doug Moores is not a rookie lawyer, he's been practicing law for 40+ years, he's pleaded guilty to nine charges., and , yet, his lawyer has the unmitigated gall to call for a suspension of 1-6 months ?. At the very least, Mr. Moores' licence to practice law should be revoked, and if the Law Society doesn't have the guts to do that to one of their own, perhaps the matter should be heard in a court of law.

  • Legal Circus
    July 11, 2013 - 09:44

    He didn't start bawling until he got caught. And one of the most partisan tory hacks Bill Marshall leaps to Moore's defence and plays the family is hurting card. Moore has practiced law for 40 years and didn't follow his occupation's own rules. He should be punished severely by the governing body of his profession.