Former UManitoba law dean denied request to delay embezzlement hearing


A former University of Manitoba law dean has had a request to delay a public hearing into accusations of embezzlement denied. Lawyer Jonathan Black-Branch oversaw the law school from July 2016 and June 2020. Sources report that he went on a leave of absence around the time that a report was released indicating that an unnamed manager had mismanaged and misused institutional funds, in addition to engaging a conflict of interest. The original hearing was scheduled for May 2021, but was rescheduled after Black-Branch requested a delay; Black-Branch reportedly requested another delay, but this request was denied.

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