Former Myles-Leger lawyer set for preliminary inquiry

William J. Parsons case back in court in October

Published on July 7, 2014
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Two weeks have been set aside in October for a preliminary inquiry in the case of former lawyer William J. Parsons.

At provincial court in St. John's this morning, Parsons' lawyer Arnold Hussey and Crown attorney Tannis King agreed to a schedule, setting Oct. 20-31 for the work — progress in the case.

Parsons is accused of 38 counts of fraud over $5,000 and one count of conspiracy to commit an indictable offense, dating back to his operations at his William J. Parsons law firm in Mount Pearl in the early 2000s.

Parsons was disbarred in 2005, along with Glenn Bursey, a colleague at his firm.

Bursey died in 2007.

Parsons' firm handled mortgage transactions for developer Myles-Leger before a spot audit of the firm discovered those transactions were not all being executed properly.

Myles-Leger co-founders Bill and Randy Clarke, as well as that company's comptroller Terry Reardon are all facing charges akin to Parsons'.

None of the charges have yet been proven in court.