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    Canada - Bomb explodes at Winnipeg law firm, July 3 2015 *Arrest*

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    http://globalnews.ca/news/2090300/wo...eg-law-office/

    "WINNIPEG – A woman with what appeared to be serious face and chest wounds was taken to hospital following an explosion at a law office on River Avenue Friday morning. The building at 444 St. Mary Ave. in downtown Winnipeg was also being evacuated Friday afternoon.


    The Midtown Bridge was shut down just before 1 p.m. as police expanded their crime scene following the morning explosion. River Avenue was closed from Harkness Avenue westward.

    Winnipeg police spokesman Const. Eric Hofley said the evacuation of the St. Mary building may be linked to the explosion at Petersen King law offices at 252 River Ave. Tactical police officers could also be seen on St. Mary, which was closed at Vaughan Street."

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    Oh noooo
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    http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2...explosion.html


    "Investigators did not know how the device ended up at the law firm, which several websites suggested specializes in family law.

    “I am not sure how this device came to be in her possession, whether it was mailed or dropped off or something like that,” Hofley said.

    “At this point, it certainly does appear that however it came into her possession, it was an explosive device that was triggered inadvertently by this woman.”

    There was some damage to a window in the building, but there were no reports of anyone else being hurt.

    Police have taped off the building and blocked traffic around it while the bomb squad ensured there were no other devices"

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    He said the woman suffered injuries to her upper body.

    “I am unaware of her condition at this point, but I can acknowledge the seriousness of her injuries,” Hofley said.

    http://news.nationalpost.com/news/ca...res-police-say
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    So, it sounds like the explosion was at one location (Petersen King law office at 252 River Ave., near the Midtown Bridge) and the evacuation of an office building was at another location (444 St. Mary Ave). The second location "self-evacuated" and wasn't ordered to do so by police.

    "Hofley said he could not confirm if the two incidents are related."

    http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manito...sion-1.3137214

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    While Winnipeg police did not name the woman, she was identified as lawyer Maria Mitousis by a reliable justice source.

    http://metronews.ca/news/winnipeg/14...-river-avenue/
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    Mitousis is the girlfriend of disbarred lawyer Barry Gorlick, who was recently banned from practicing law after numerous allegations of professional misconduct spanning 20 years.

    At about 12:30 p.m., the building at 444 St. Mary Ave. downtown was voluntarily evacuated, then fully evacuated around 1:45 p.m. Gorlick’s former office at Monk Goodwin LLP is on the eighth floor. He could not immediately be reached for comment.

    http://metronews.ca/news/winnipeg/14...-river-avenue/
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    Scary. One minute just going about your work day, the next BAM. I hope this lady will be alright
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dushi View Post
    Mitousis is the girlfriend of disbarred lawyer Barry Gorlick, who was recently banned from practicing law after numerous allegations of professional misconduct spanning 20 years.

    At about 12:30 p.m., the building at 444 St. Mary Ave. downtown was voluntarily evacuated, then fully evacuated around 1:45 p.m. Gorlick’s former office at Monk Goodwin LLP is on the eighth floor. He could not immediately be reached for comment.

    http://metronews.ca/news/winnipeg/14...-river-avenue/
    Aha. Gorlick is the connection, it seems. The plot thickens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dushi View Post
    Mitousis is the girlfriend of disbarred lawyer Barry Gorlick, who was recently banned from practicing law after numerous allegations of professional misconduct spanning 20 years.

    At about 12:30 p.m., the building at 444 St. Mary Ave. downtown was voluntarily evacuated, then fully evacuated around 1:45 p.m. Gorlick’s former office at Monk Goodwin LLP is on the eighth floor. He could not immediately be reached for comment.

    http://metronews.ca/news/winnipeg/14...-river-avenue/
    Recently disbarred? Seems like the disbarment happened yesterday? Am I reading that right?

    ETA: Correction - it looks like the hearing happened in the spring of this year, but the media received a copy of the decision just this week. Hmmm....
    http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/loc...311546031.html


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    Quote Originally Posted by Inthedetails View Post
    Recently disbarred? Seems like the disbarment happened yesterday? Am I reading that right?

    ETA: Correction - it looks like the hearing happened in the spring of this year, but the media received a copy of the decision just this week. Hmmm....
    http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/loc...311546031.html

    Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition July 3, 2015 A5


    Barry Gorlick was handed the most serious sanction available by the Law Society of Manitoba following a lengthy hearing in the spring. The Free Press obtained a written copy of its 23-page decision that was released this week.


    http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/loc...#history_popup
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    http://www.winnipegsun.com/2015/07/0...nipeg-building

    "Originally, floors 7-9 had been evacuated. A directory in the building showed the seventh floor belonged to Campbell, Gunn, Inness attorneys and the eighth floor is occupied by Monk Goodwin, also a law office.

    Workers on other floors originally were not told the reason for the selective evacuation and passersby were allowed to walk in, out, and around the building.

    Hofley didn’t know what position the woman held at the firm"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dushi View Post
    Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition July 3, 2015 A5


    Barry Gorlick was handed the most serious sanction available by the Law Society of Manitoba following a lengthy hearing in the spring. The Free Press obtained a written copy of its 23-page decision that was released this week.


    http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/loc...#history_popup
    What's odd is that the hearing was in the spring so the decision isn't new. However, the media reporting the decision is new. The other thing that is perplexing is that Gorlick admitted his wrong-doings.

    Total speculation here, but he did mention that the breakup of his marriage lead to his downward spiral of deceit. Could someone be blaming his girlfriend for that? (If so, it's rather an obvious move that the perp is likely to be caught quickly.)

    Curious case.

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    I am truly hoping this is untrue..

    One source said Mitousis lost one hand in the blast and was in danger of losing the other one

    http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/can...311579261.html
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    The Law Society of Manitoba sent this message to its members Friday afternoon. (The Law Society of Manitoba)

    http://www.cbc.ca/m/news/canada/mani...sion-1.3137214

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