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"This was ordinary conduct that lawyers do"

The Texas Lawyer (via Law. com) reports that solo practitioner Mary Roberts has been convicted of theft. It seems the married Roberts had successive affairs with four men, then assisted her husband Ted in obtaining $155,000 from the men in exchange for the husband's not suing them for the emotional distress caused by their "tortious interference" with his life. Ted has already been sentenced to five years' imprisonment for his participation in the extortion ring.

Roberts' lawyer, apparently incredulous at the verdict, exclaimed that "this was ordinary conduct that lawyers do"...



Rafael Mangual
Project Manager,
Legal Policy

Katherine Lazarski
Manhattan Institute


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