Check my past posts. I never offered an opinion on whether the lawyer is innocent or guilty of any crime. All I said is that the perpetrator of the criminal act should be prosecuted. A victim can also be a suspect. A victim can be unsympathetic. A victim can exercise poor judgment. A victim can be naive. A victim can be "stupid." A victim can be unsophisticated. A victim can be a criminal. I don't know the full facts here, and I don't see how you would know, either, unless you are the investigator of this case. We don't know the circumstances under which the lawyer got involved. At one end of this thread, the lawyer lost a bunch of money. At the other end of the thread, he is the suspect who caused everything to happen. As for his ethics, I still don't know his ethics, and I don't see how you could, either. I don't know what happened here, you don't know, and what happened is not the point. This thread has been in the eyes of money a forum to laugh at someone else without thinking about the big picture. That is what I am trying to point out. Whether the lawyer is guilty of any crime depends on his intent and knowledge.