October 05, 2016 - 10:47 AM
KAMLOOPS – A Kamloops man has been found in contempt of court orders and handed a conditional sentence after misrepresenting himself as a lawyer.
Charles Bryfogle was given the one year conditional sentence order followed by a year of probation by Associate Chief Justice Austin F. Cullen, according to a Law Society of B.C. media release.
One of the conditions is Bryfogle must not involve himself in the legal matters of members of the Tsilhqot'in First Nation in the Williams Lake area.
Other conditions include three months of house arrest and a mental health assessment, the release states. Bryfogle must follow whatever treatment proposed following the assessment.
The order also says he must not “enter any courthouse or file any documents during his sentence or probation” unless the documents are signed by a lawyer.
The reasons for Justice Cullen’s decision have not been released yet.
The Law Society says in the release when it gets a complaint it investigates and takes the appropriate action if there is potential harm to the public.
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