Ingrid Chen has again made the news. This time with allegations over using bikers to collect debts from clients:
A self-employed debt collector and his team of beefy biker associates were allegedly hired by a Winnipeg lawyer to aggressively chase down unpaid bills from her clients, court was told yesterday.
Patrick Armstrong said Ingrid Chen even wanted him to "slap around" one of the two men he was asked to go after in 1999. Armstrong said he couldn't go through with the beating because the man's children were home when Armstrong paid a visit.
"She wanted him slapped around, but even I'm not that much of an idiot," said Armstrong, adding he later lied to Chen and said he'd roughed the man up.
"I told her I gave him a couple slaps and she was happy with that...(Mike McIntyre - article here.)
While accounts receivable are a problem for all self-employed professionals, this is really taking it a tad too far.
Unfortunately, these allegations surrounding a former lawyer can only besmirch the profession as a whole.