May 21, 2013

By Michael Kramer

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The  law society is taking steps against disgraced theatre impresario Garth Drabinsky as part of the continuing fallout from his fraud convictions four years ago.

Drabinsky and business partner Myron Gottlieb served several years in prison for a book-cooking scheme that ultimately resulted in the demise of now-defunct Livent the company behind such hits as “Phantom of the Opera” and “Ragtime.”

Drabinsky was called to the bar in 1975 and has already agreed not to practise law, but the Law Society of Upper Canada has started “conduct unbecoming of a licensee” proceedings against him.

Possible penalties include a fine, an order restricting the services he can provide -or revoking his licence.

Drabinsky is also in the midst of fighting his removal from the Order of Canada and the Ontario Securities Commission is reopening its regulatory case against Drabinsky, Gottlieb and a third Livent executive  Gordon Eckstein.

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