Friday, August 22, 2008

Post Your Lawyer Jokes Here

The GBI said its investigation showed they knowingly took assets worth more than $320,000 from Jerry Post’s estate as payment of Debra Post’s legal fees. Debra Post later pleaded guilty and is serving a life sentence without parole.

The charges against her lawyers are the first known case under Georgia’s “Slayer’s Statute”, which prohibits a person who kills another from inheriting assets from the murder victim, the GBI said.

Rader and Cooke each were indicted on six counts of theft by taking and one count of theft by receiving.

The Debra Post in the article is a woman who murdered her husband. She is serving life in prison so it sounds like she didn't get that good a return on her investment in these two lawyers, but on the other hand they didn't give her the death penalty.
It will be interesting to see how the courts handle a case involving a couple of their own who in the past would have been engaging in business as usual.

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