HERE is an article from the Star last week re. the conduct of DioGuardi, a Toronto, Canada, based ‘tax buster’ attorney.
This guy pleads guilty to taking fees and providing no work to six clients, yet receives a $5k fine and six week holiday. The Law Society is a far too lax, breeding unprofessional behavior in some.
Fair disclosure: a Senior in my family was a victim of DioGuardi. He took a ‘retainer’, about the same amount as his Law Society fine, from a mid 70s retired nurse and never returned a phone call after. Ever.
If you are defrauded by an advisor, make a complaint to their professional association.