ABC News reportedthe best lawyer story we’ve seen in awhile:
|A lawyer faces a felony charge of kidnapping for allegedly abducting a client from his wedding celebration in an attempt to collect legal fees.|
Seems like Rolando Castelan failed to pay his lawyer in a timely manner. So she got three “associates” help her to put handcuffs on him at his December 10th wedding and drove him around town while he used his cell phone to try to raise the money from friends and relatives.
|Castelan, 31, hired Allen in April when he was arrested for possession of a stolen firearm, tampering with a government document and possession of a controlled substance.|
|Allen vouched for Castelan’s bond amount of $5,000, police said. Six months later, a grand jury indicted Castelan on the drug possession charge, but he failed to show up to court.|
|Allen tried to persuade Castelan to come to court, but when he didn’t, the court found her responsible for the $5,000 bond.|
Ah, now the smoke clears. The client not only stiffed his lawyer, he left her owing five thousand dollars for his bond. The man had a fool for a lawyer and she had a jerk for a client.
Well, one woman kidnapped him and another paid the ransom:
|When Castelan’s ex-wife agreed to meet and pay the money, Castelan managed to escape the Suburban he had been held in for four hours.|
So what happened to the lawyer? She’s up on felony charges, of course, but released on her own recognizance. Meanwhile her client is in jail. No bond this time.
If we’re going to have trivial news, isn’t that more interesting than stories about Teddy Kennedy’s dog,”Splash”?…wait a minute, now that I think of it, there’s another “lawyers are scum” theme in naming his dog after something suggesting water. Talk about hubris.
Hat tip: Eye of Polyphemus