I burnt $1m to deny my wife, businessman tells court
A former candidate for Ottawa mayoral election, Bruce McConville has stunned a judge that he burned $1 million dollars(Over N360million) to keep it away from his former wife.
McConville, a businessman appeared in court last week before Superior Court Justice Kevin Phillips following a contempt motion. The judge sensing he was probably playing games, sentenced him to jail over the contempt.
According to an Ottawa Citizen report of McConville’s court appearance, the businessman told the judge that he had taken out 25 withdrawals from six different bank accounts for a total of $1,050,000. Although he said he had the receipts to prove it, he no longer has the money.
When the judge pushed McConville for more information about where the money is located, the Citizen reports that McConville answered simply: “I burnt it.”
He told the judge the money was burnt in two different bonfires, one for $743,000 on September 23, and $296,000 on December 15.
The judge told McConville that it was hard to believe he had burned all that money, especially since there is no proof or a witness.
“How does destroying over a million dollars advance your child’s best interest?” McConville told him that he was frustrated with his divorce case, which is why he burned it.
Written by Ibraheem Sikiru
Published on 2/9/2020 8:31:09 AM