M.N.’s matters had a complicated history. In 2014 he
had been convicted under the Securities
Act of fraudulently obtaining funds from various people for an investment
he was promoting (which as it turns out, did not exist). He entered guilty
pleas under the Securities Act and
spent 2 years in jail and 3 years on probation (note: Ms. Fagan was not counsel
at this time). While he was in custody the police discovered other alleged
victims of M.N.’s scheme and further alleged that while in prison he was
actively soliciting new investors to give him money. According to the police,
there were 9 new victims/ complainants who had been allegedly defrauded of
approximately $250,000. In 2015 M.N. was released on conditions that, among
other things, he refrain from possessing any bank or credit cards in anyone
else’s name. In 2018 he was charged with multiple breaches of this condition.
He retained Ms. Fagan to (among other things) assist with bail. Ms. Fagan
scheduled the matter for bail, which was hotly opposed by the Crown.
BOTTOM LINE: Mid-way through Ms. Fagan’s submissions at the bail hearing the Crown consented to M.N.’s release.