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(Denver Post)   Lawyer stole $1.3 million from his 89-year-old step-grandmother, but he left her $24 for cat food, so his mug shot shows his smiling, clear conscience   ( denverpost.com) divider line
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2017-06-15 08:44:41 AM  
asshole
 
2017-06-15 08:45:14 AM  
Dude, the whole redistribution of wealth might have been ok under Bernie...but daddy Trump will not stand for it.
 
2017-06-15 08:46:14 AM  
Was it $24 for this kind of cat food, subby?

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2017-06-15 08:49:39 AM  
What a swell guy.

Maybe he'll trip in front of a bus.
 
2017-06-15 08:54:53 AM  
Look, she was 89. He was going to get the money soon, anyway. I say leave the guy alone.
 
2017-06-15 08:56:23 AM  
So, was he taking care of her or her finances?  I suspect asshat plopped her in a nursing home and tried to hide the money from bean counters at InterNational Omnibus Convalescent Aging Retirement Enterprise (I NO CARE).  And they are the ones who are encouraging the state to recoup lost monies.
 
2017-06-15 08:58:46 AM  
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Hello, Grand-ma? Hi, it's me your lawyer-grandson. How are things? How's the cat doing?
 
2017-06-15 09:05:26 AM  
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2017-06-15 09:05:45 AM  
Seriously...  What was she going to do with it?
 
2017-06-15 09:06:28 AM  
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2017-06-15 09:06:30 AM  
Hopefully she recovers some of her money, but usually these cases the money goes to feed an addiction.

I guessing gambling, because this guy looks too fat for a coke head.
 
2017-06-15 09:08:45 AM  
Minor threadjack.

TFA has a linked article about a couple embezzling money from the Wafflehouse CEO.  That article says:

"Bear Wallow Ranch, a property up Canyon Creek Road, is principally owned by the CEO of Waffle House Inc., Joe Rogers Jr., and his wife. The sheriff's office began on the case after being contacted by the Rogerses' attorney in September 2016. "

I haven't taken a grammar class in nearly 25 years, but that seems a bit....off?  Shouldn't it be Rogers' attorney?
 
2017-06-15 09:08:54 AM  
I feel a poem coming on...
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A lawyer stealing from the elderly is hardly news
Like the revelation that some priests commit child abuse

Or that most legislation
is passed for lobbyists and not for the nation

I'm never surprised any of the times
cops are caught committing crimes

I'll never be struck dumb
by what a cesspool the world's become
 
2017-06-15 09:09:46 AM  
You know, it's this 99% of lawyers that give the other 1% a bad name.
 
2017-06-15 09:13:14 AM  

Keyser_Soze_Death: [images.amcnetworks.com image 325x200]


Hey, now, wait a minute...  That dude did not rip off the elderly.  He used them to a great degree.  But he's been helping them all along.

//Big fan...
///In some ways it's better than the show that spawned it.
 
2017-06-15 09:15:02 AM  

durbnpoisn: Seriously...  What was she going to do with it?


Doesn't farking matter. It belonged to her to decide what she should do with it. Do you think it's A farking ok for this POS to steal it?
 
2017-06-15 09:15:47 AM  

kvinesknows: asshole


The diameter of the Alaska pipeline, when Bubba gets done with him.
 
2017-06-15 09:17:35 AM  

bigfatbuddhist: I feel a poem coming on...
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A lawyer stealing from the elderly is hardly news
Like the revelation that some priests commit child abuse

Or that most legislation
is passed for lobbyists and not for the nation

I'm never surprised any of the times
cops are caught committing crimes

I'll never be struck dumb
by what a cesspool the world's become


If missus Ned Mclaine (god bless her) can get Russian Reds to "yes her" then I suppose, anything goes
 
2017-06-15 09:17:59 AM  
FTA:  "This is exactly the situation we had in mind when we worked with the legislature to pass HB1027 allowing us to depose frail, elderly victims," Weir said in a statement.


Ok I understand exactly what this means, but Jesus, does that sure sound bad.
 
2017-06-15 09:24:17 AM  

GDubDub: Minor threadjack.

TFA has a linked article about a couple embezzling money from the Wafflehouse CEO.  That article says:

"Bear Wallow Ranch, a property up Canyon Creek Road, is principally owned by the CEO of Waffle House Inc., Joe Rogers Jr., and his wife. The sheriff's office began on the case after being contacted by the Rogerses' attorney in September 2016. "

I haven't taken a grammar class in nearly 25 years, but that seems a bit....off?  Shouldn't it be Rogers' attorney?


It's Rogerses' because Rogers' implies that the original word that has been pluralized is Roger and multiple of those Roger possess the attorney or that only one of the Rogers is possessing the attorney. But that's not what's happened, so you have to pluralize the singular (rogerses) and then make that possesssive with the apostrophe (rogerses')
 
2017-06-15 09:25:54 AM  

MindStalker: FTA:  "This is exactly the situation we had in mind when we worked with the legislature to pass HB1027 allowing us to depose frail, elderly victims," Weir said in a statement.


Ok I understand exactly what this means, but Jesus, does that sure sound bad.


Yeah remember what happened when the Bolshies deposed Tsar Nicholas? That didn't work out too well...
 
2017-06-15 09:26:27 AM  
So, was the cat food .................delicious?
 
2017-06-15 09:26:46 AM  

WTFDYW: durbnpoisn: Seriously...  What was she going to do with it?

Doesn't farking matter. It belonged to her to decide what she should do with it. Do you think it's A farking ok for this POS to steal it?


Your sarcasm detector seems to be malfunctioning.
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2017-06-15 09:31:41 AM  
When it comes to embezzlement, still the champion:

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2017-06-15 09:31:54 AM  
She had it coming, you know? She's his step-grandmother... not even his real grandmother! It was just payback for all those years back, when his parents would drop him off with her on weekends while they were on business trips; she would keep him chained in the basement and feed him cat food... but he knew one day he would have his revenge.

While he was chained in the basement, he read law books and studied to become a lawyer. His step-grandmother said he'd never amount to anything. Then, one day he passed the BAR exam, and she said she was "proud of him". Proud? The gall of that lady!

So he worked as a lawyer for years, a cover as he plotted to pay back his step-grandmother somehow. Then, when she was old and senile and with her defenses down, he offered to oversee her estate. Revenge is a dish best served cold, with a side of cat food.

No regrets.
 
2017-06-15 09:32:17 AM  

Adss2009: GDubDub: Minor threadjack.

TFA has a linked article about a couple embezzling money from the Wafflehouse CEO.  That article says:

"Bear Wallow Ranch, a property up Canyon Creek Road, is principally owned by the CEO of Waffle House Inc., Joe Rogers Jr., and his wife. The sheriff's office began on the case after being contacted by the Rogerses' attorney in September 2016. "

I haven't taken a grammar class in nearly 25 years, but that seems a bit....off?  Shouldn't it be Rogers' attorney?

It's Rogerses' because Rogers' implies that the original word that has been pluralized is Roger and multiple of those Roger possess the attorney or that only one of the Rogers is possessing the attorney. But that's not what's happened, so you have to pluralize the singular (rogerses) and then make that possesssive with the apostrophe (rogerses')


What if the name was Rogerses?  Would it then be "Rogerseses'?"
And was that final apostrophe/quotation mark/question mark melange correct?
Englishes be hard.
 
2017-06-15 09:36:32 AM  
She was only a step-grandma.  It's not like they had a real relationship for him to betray.
 
2017-06-15 09:41:20 AM  
Article doesn't say how long he could face in prison, but I hope he gets the max.  You have to be a stone cold asshole to do that and smile for the mug shot.
 
2017-06-15 09:52:31 AM  

durbnpoisn: WTFDYW: durbnpoisn: Seriously...  What was she going to do with it?

Doesn't farking matter. It belonged to her to decide what she should do with it. Do you think it's A farking ok for this POS to steal it?

Your sarcasm detector seems to be malfunctioning.
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It's hard to tell on fark these days. Carry on.
 
2017-06-15 10:06:59 AM  
Almost a microcosm of the Wealthcare bill -- millions stolen. Victim left at survival level. Stupid lawyer, should have run for Congress.
 
2017-06-15 10:23:31 AM  
Sounds like one of my favorite Dragnet episodes:   Burglary:   Mister.
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Look under a rock.
A forked tongue.   Little beady eyes and slithers on his belly.   Just look under rocks.

Appearance by one of the great Dragnet regulars:  Jack Sheldon (also the singer of Schoolhouse Rock's I'm Just a Bill).

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And Mister Daniel Loomis:


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2017-06-15 10:27:18 AM  
Yes, most lawyers are thieving pieces of shiat, that's why most take up the legal profession in the first place.  Like Don Corleone said, "A lawyer with his briefcase can steal more than a hundred men with guns."  That said, it's common for even normal people to go batshiat over inheritance.
 
2017-06-15 10:37:57 AM  

Fissile: Yes, most lawyers are thieving pieces of shiat, that's why most take up the legal profession in the first place.  Like Don Corleone said, "A lawyer with his briefcase can steal more than a hundred men with guns."  That said, it's common for even normal people to go batshiat over inheritance.


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We don't have to giveassurances as if we were lawyers.
 
2017-06-15 10:41:21 AM  

durbnpoisn: Keyser_Soze_Death: [images.amcnetworks.com image 325x200]

Hey, now, wait a minute...  That dude did not rip off the elderly.  He used them to a great degree.  But he's been helping them all along.

//Big fan...
///In some ways it's better than the show that spawned it.


Did...did you watch last week's episode?
 
2017-06-15 10:46:29 AM  

durbnpoisn: Seriously...  What was she going to do with it?


Depends on the grandma...one of mine was playing tennis at 80, and still sharp as a tack at 100...
 
2017-06-15 11:17:07 AM  

BarkingUnicorn: She was only a step-grandma.  It's not like they had a real relationship for him to betray.


Worse!  His grandfather amassed a small fortune.  His wife passed away.  Then this lil' young thing of a goldbricking tramp swoops in a marries him.  His grandpappy dies and leaves in all to the new, hawt, young wife.  When she dies, HER kids and grandkids will get the money!  He was only trying to get back what was never rightfully his!
 
2017-06-15 11:28:11 AM  
He's going to be disbarred for this, when the other attorneys find out that he left $24 in the account.
 
2017-06-15 11:33:09 AM  
Sadly, $1.3mil isn't as much nose candy as he wished it was.

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2017-06-15 11:33:50 AM  

Billy Bathsalt: Adss2009: GDubDub: Minor threadjack.

TFA has a linked article about a couple embezzling money from the Wafflehouse CEO.  That article says:

"Bear Wallow Ranch, a property up Canyon Creek Road, is principally owned by the CEO of Waffle House Inc., Joe Rogers Jr., and his wife. The sheriff's office began on the case after being contacted by the Rogerses' attorney in September 2016. "

I haven't taken a grammar class in nearly 25 years, but that seems a bit....off?  Shouldn't it be Rogers' attorney?

It's Rogerses' because Rogers' implies that the original word that has been pluralized is Roger and multiple of those Roger possess the attorney or that only one of the Rogers is possessing the attorney. But that's not what's happened, so you have to pluralize the singular (rogerses) and then make that possesssive with the apostrophe (rogerses')

What if the name was Rogerses?  Would it then be "Rogerseses'?"
And was that final apostrophe/quotation mark/question mark melange correct?
Englishes be hard.


The attorney of Roger = Roger's Attorney
The attorney of multiple people named Roger = Rogers' Attorney
The attorney of Rogers = Rogers's Attornoey
The attorney of multiple people named Rogers = Rogerses' Attorney
The attorney of Rogerses = Rogerses's Attorney
The attorney of multiple people name Rogerses = Rogerseses' Attorney

Can't give an answer on that question mark vs quotation mark one though.  When the punctuation is part of a quotation it obviously would be correct, but when the quotation marks are used as emphasis or to set off a single word at the end of the sentence, I'm not actually sure which way is correct.  I would think the question mark should be outside the quotation marks because its not part of the set off word you are asking to clarify.
 
2017-06-15 11:42:06 AM  

steklo: [img.fark.net image 225x227]

Hello, Grand-ma? Hi, it's me your lawyer-grandson. How are things? How's the cat doing?


Not sure why, but I keep reading that in Zoidberg's voice.
 
2017-06-15 11:48:51 AM  

JTtheCajun: durbnpoisn: Keyser_Soze_Death: [images.amcnetworks.com image 325x200]

Hey, now, wait a minute...  That dude did not rip off the elderly.  He used them to a great degree.  But he's been helping them all along.

//Big fan...
///In some ways it's better than the show that spawned it.

Did...did you watch last week's episode?


Yes.  Which is why I got the reference.  And I still stand by what I said.
Even though he was obviously out for himself and the big payout, and even though he manipulated the old ladies, he really DID have their best interests in mind.  He wanted them to get paid.
 
2017-06-15 12:13:59 PM  
If there isn't a special place in Hell for Lawyers, they should build one.
 
2017-06-15 12:19:09 PM  
Oh, Jimmy/Saul didn't bring the fancy tequila back to Kim because he got the old ladies their payday.
 
2017-06-15 12:37:12 PM  

idrow: Article doesn't say how long he could face in prison, but I hope he gets the max.  You have to be a stone cold asshole to do that and smile for the mug shot.


Which will be what? Time served if he was denied bail? 6 months minimum security?

Theft from the at-risk (with no physical threat) IS bumped up the scale but is only a class 4 felony in Colorado; 2-6 years. Parole available after a third served - and Colorado shortens that for good behavior.
 
2017-06-15 01:40:56 PM  

WTFDYW: durbnpoisn: Seriously...  What was she going to do with it?

Doesn't farking matter. It belonged to her to decide what she should do with it. Do you think it's A farking ok for this POS to steal it?


Pocket a few dollars here and there, you're an embezzler.  Tax it to oblivion, you're a statesman.

He probably just couldn't get elected.
 
2017-06-15 01:46:15 PM  
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2017-06-15 01:48:08 PM  
Hows the Sandpiper settlement coming Howard?

/Better Call Saul has me seriously considering Law school again
 
2017-06-15 01:52:04 PM  
Typical Liberal
 
2017-06-15 06:02:38 PM  
My recommendation for sentencing: One ankle monitor and one pair of handcuffs. The ankle monitor is strapped around his neck, and the handcuff is attached to his dominant wrist and to the bumper of a greyhound bus. The bus driver is then directed to drive nonstop to San Francisco at precisely 5mph...
 
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