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Robert Martyn disbarred in Canada

Robert Martyn, a Canadian lawyer found guilty of fraudulently obtaining Bermudian status in 2005, has been disbarred by the Law Society of Upper Canada.

Martyn now lives in the Bahamas, but had worked in Bermuda from the mid 1990s and granted status in 2001.

Immigration revoked the status after discovering that key status application documents had been doctored.

Martyn was ordered to pay $10,000 in costs to the law society, according to Canadian Lawyer Magazine.

Martyn was convicted in Bermuda’s Supreme Court in May 2005 of conspiring to fraudulently obtain Bermudian status for him and his father by submitting false birth and marriage certificates to the Department of Immigration.

He was given a six-month prison sentence, suspended for 18 months, and lost an appeal against his conviction at the end of 2006.

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Published March 05, 2012 at 9:14 am (Updated March 05, 2012 at 9:14 am)

Robert Martyn disbarred in Canada

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