Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Signs Of Poor Judgment

The Massachusetts Board of Bar Overseers reports that an attorney who stole business signs was suspended for 30 days. The attorney was charged with vandalism and larceny.

The Salem News reported that the "well-known Salem criminal defense attorney" took five signs that advertised for a Rita's Italian Ice store in a local mall. The signs were later found in trash bins.

As to the why of the story, further from the Salem News:

Buso told a judge during his plea hearing in October that a series of encounters between the owner of the business and others, including his son and a competing downtown business owner, and an incident in which he hurt his hand when he accidentally struck one of the signs while walking, triggered the three thefts.

The criminal charges were continued without a finding. One condition is that the attorney stay away from Rita's premises and owner. (Mike Frisch)

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