Saturday, March 17, 2007

Lawyer Convicted of Theft for Threatening Suits Against His Wife's Paramours

A Texas jury found lawyer Ted Roberts guilty of two counts of theft and one count of a scheme to commit theft for threatening to file law suits against two men who had affairs with his wife.  The evidence at trial was that Roberts told the men he would give some of the money they paid to avoid litigation to a children's charity he founded, but then he took money from the charity.  Roberts' lawyer said he will pursue an appeal of the convictions, and the jury returned not guilty verdicts for threats Roberts made against two other men for similar conduct.  Roberts' wife, who is also an attorney, is facing charges for the threats that will be tried later.  A Texas Lawyer article (here) discusses the verdict. (ph)

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