Montreal lawyer's home torched

The property of Dany Perras on Saturday evening. (PASCAL GIRARD/QMI AGENCY)

The property of Dany Perras on Saturday evening. (PASCAL GIRARD/QMI AGENCY)

Giuseppe Valiante, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 5:01 PM ET

MONTREAL -- The home owned by a notorious former Montreal lawyer was torched Saturday evening.

It is the third time in just over a year that the property of Dany Perras has been the target of vandals or arsonists.

The bankrupt ex-lawyer has not been charged with any crime.

However, his creditors, mostly investors in Montreal's Jewish community, claim he owes them over six million, according to a well-placed source. Moreover, creditors have filed suits against the law firm of which Perras used to be a partner, alleging the firm, Kaufman Laramee, "acted negligently."

The source close to the case told QMI Agency on Sunday that the officials overseeing Perras' bankruptcy proceedings have referred parts of his file to the RCMP. The source also said that Montreal police have received "various complaints" from creditors to investigate Perras for financial fraud.

QMI Agency was unable to confirm this information with the RCMP or the Montreal police on Sunday.


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