Former AFN chief Fontaine feels "betrayed" over claims lawyers ripped off residential school survivors

An Alberta law firm faces accusations of fleecing thousands of residential school survivors.

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An Alberta law firm faces accusations of fleecing thousands of residential school survivors.

Investigators say David Blott’s Calgary firm arranged big loans at huge interest rates to its impoverished clients.

And after all the fees and repayments, many survivors ended up with little or no compensation money.

Now, there’s concern that other lawyers are doing the same thing.

APTN National News reporter Annette Francis has this story.

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