Update: Mary Roberts disbarred

by Walter Olson on August 23, 2011

More legal consequences of the lurid Texas “Internet paramour extortion scheme” (as the ABA Journal calls it); Above the Law; earlier. Among highlights of the saga: testimony for the lawyer-husband at his criminal trial from a former bar president who said Ted Roberts was just behaving as lawyers do when he sent demand letters to his wife’s lovers under threat of exposing them in legal action (“litigation is coercive”); and an unsuccessful libel suit against the San Antonio Express-News, which had reported on the couple’s doings.

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1 captnhal 08.23.11 at 9:43 pm

She got disbarred but he didn’t. It doesn’t seem fair as they planned it together. The same crime should get the same punishment. Also, why did it take over 3 years from the date of the conviction?

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