A disbarred Halifax lawyer was sentenced to four years in prison yesterday for stealing over $1.3 million from the trust funds of clients from 2000 to 2005.
Srinivasen Pillay, 51, pleaded guilty last month to 33 counts of theft over $5,000 and one count of theft under $5,000. As part of his sentence yesterday in a Halifax courtroom, Pillay was also handed a restitution order for $1.38 million to the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society, who disbarred Pillay in 2005 after finding him guilty of professional misconduct.
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Disbarred Lawyer Gets Four Years in Prison