Sandy Bay Chief at Loss For Words After Years-Long Delay in Lawyer Criminal Investigation

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The chief of Sandy Bay First Nation is furious after learning it took nearly five years for police to interview a lawyer who misappropriated almost $1 million from residential school survivors.

"I'm at a loss for words. I don't know how to say it without swearing," Chief Lance Roulette told CBC News.

Howard Tennenhouse was disbarred in 2012 by the Law Society of Manitoba after it found he misappropriated nearly $1 million in disallowed fees from residential school survivors. The money was later recouped in full and Tennenhouse says he has not committed a crime.