Our office had successfully represented Mr. T’s son with respect to a sexual assault allegation. Mr. T sought our assistance as he now had been charged with fraud over $5000. Mr. T. was a mortgage broker by trade who also worked in the capacity of a financial advisor. It was alleged that Mr. T. provided financial advice to the complainant and ultimately defrauded him of over $92,000. Mr. T agreed that he had received the funds from the complainant but asserted that they constituted a loan which he could now not pay back. To complicate matters for the Crown, the complainant was now deceased and could not comment on the nature of the transactions. After speaking with Crown Counsel at a preliminary hearing the deficiencies in the prosecution’s case were made apparent. As these were deficiencies which could not be salvageable, the case was dropped.