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Lawyer Who Demanded Payments From Wife’s Lovers Convicted on 3 Counts


— March 15, 2007

A Texas jury has found lawyer Ted Roberts guilty on two counts of theft and one count of a continuing course and scheme to commit theft, for threatening to sue two men who had affairs with his wife unless they paid him. However, Roberts was found not guilty of theft from two other men to whom he had made the same threats. Roberts’ attorney said the jury “didn’t buy” the prosecution’s argument that Roberts’ actions constituted blackmail.

Details here from Texas Lawyer via Law.com. My earlier post about Mr. Roberts and his problems is here.


A Texas jury has found lawyer Ted Roberts guilty on two counts of theft and one count of a continuing course and scheme to commit theft, for threatening to sue two men who had affairs with his wife unless they paid him. However, Roberts was found not guilty of theft from two other men to whom he had made the same threats. Roberts’ attorney said the jury “didn’t buy” the prosecution’s argument that Roberts’ actions constituted blackmail.

Details here from Texas Lawyer via Law.com. My earlier post about Mr. Roberts and his problems is here.

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