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Attorney jailed for $1 million theft
30 November 2012
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A Florida lawyer has been jailed for eight years after pleading guilty to conning clients and friends out of over $1 million.

Three months after being disbarred for making an inappropriate disbursement from his firm's client account, Scott Rovenger handed himself in at the county jail. The personal injury attorney confessed to police officers that he had actually been forging cheques and stealing settlements from clients for over 20 years. He said he was now "totally broke."



The court heard how Rovenger, in one particularly heartless scam, pissed away almost all of a $100,000 wrongful death settlement intended for three young children of a friend who was killed in a car crash. Rovenger has been told that he could face a further 22 years inside if he fails to cooperate with his many victims' efforts to recover their cash. Not that getting anything back is likely. Rovenger says he has already spent it all "for some gambling, for some addictions I had, for some living expenses too."

Meanwhile, last week's dodgy judge Heather Perrin will be cooling her gavel in the slammer having been sent down for two and a half years following her conviction for deception this week.
  

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anonymous user
05/02/2016 04:16
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What an absolute wand! Thank you, Mr Wysocki for being the source of amusement on a Friday.
anonymous user
05/02/2016 09:18
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Why on earth does he say 'going forward' when he means 'from now on'?
anonymous user
05/02/2016 09:36
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So no less than three emails were sent in pursuit of not wasting everyone's time?
anonymous user
05/02/2016 09:54
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What a cheddar! It takes a fraction of second to delete an email. Even less time to simply ignore it.

I think that "going forward" every time I am asked to complete some pointless form on line or subscribe to some e-newsletter I am going to use Mr Wysocki's email - see how much work he gets done then!
anonymous user
05/02/2016 09:59
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Don't do it going forward, but it's fine when sitting still, reversing, crab-walking and in certain (non-advancing) diagonal perambulations.
anonymous user
05/02/2016 10:06
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I agree with the partner. Replying all when your email is only directed at the recipient is a waste of people's time. He's not saying you can't say thanks. Just don't copy the world and his wife. Everyone gets more than enough spam already.
anonymous user
05/02/2016 10:09
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You wouldn't want to waste his time. I mean, if you distracted him, he might do something toe-curlingly embarrassing and unprofessional, like for example sending an email to an unintended recipient at a competitor firm.
Shooty*
05/02/2016 10:29
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Brave, ROF.
He's going to sue your bottom off for the emotional hurt and wasted time caused by this story.
$100 gazillion, minimum.
anonymous user
05/02/2016 10:49
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Anonymous @10.06 - he is though, he says "Going forward, please don't send "thank you" but if you decide to do so (notwithstanding my instructions not to do so) please do not include partners." What a ray of sunshine he must be to have around the office.
anonymous user
05/02/2016 10:53
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Wow there are some colossal bumholes working in this profession aren't there. "No need to copy me in on acknowledgment emails" - fair enough. But copying in all the other gobshites and them all sticking their nasty little oars in about it, and actually having a "policy" about this...I swear to God most of the world has no idea what horrible workplaces some law firms can be.
anonymous user
05/02/2016 11:03
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I try to be charitable. But this rare species of tool lost me at "(notwithstanding my instructions not to do so)".
Sorry did you say something?
05/02/2016 12:02
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He is saying you shouldn't say thank you. He says please don't send thank you emails.

What a bell end.
anonymous user
05/02/2016 12:08
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The policy isnt clear. Am I allowed to say thank you if I go on to say something substantive. For example - is it ok to say "Thanks for your email. Receipt confirmed, I will get onto this". Or is it only emails that are restricted to the words "thank you" that are banned to be sent to partners. Query whether an email to a partner saying thank you where the sentiment of thanks is genuine are also banned. Eg if partner says "good job bob" is bob allowed to say "thank you". Or will his good work be undone.
anonymous user
05/02/2016 14:54
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Sorry, I'm with the partner (not a partner myself). Highly irritating having an inbox filled with nonsense. Sure it takes less time to ignore than to make a point, but that doesn't stop the little red light flashing, does it?! THANK YOU.
anonymous user
05/02/2016 17:12
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As my esteemed Senior Partner told me and other new articled clerks on our first day in the profession - 'the world is full of pompous and self important lawyers. Don't be another one.'
anonymous user
05/02/2016 17:27
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Interesting to hear whether SA will back him up or distance themselves from this unnecessary meanness.
Funny that he copied in a K&E lawyer - nasty and incompetent!
Nasty piece of work!
anonymous user
05/02/2016 19:23
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The associate should have emailed back to say "sorry." Cue email from Wysocki about the firm's policy on sorry emails
Lydia
05/02/2016 19:49
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Come on - this is perfectly reasonable. I get so many emails and you have to open them and then you find it was pointless they were sent to you. Of course thank someone if want to but don't copy the partners in with it. You'd have to be a moron to cc partners when you send an email just to thank someone.
anonymous user
06/02/2016 08:09
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Look at all the salty associates in here. This man is that associate's boss. He pays her bills, and she should be God damn appreciative. I love that some of you internet heroes will be working for me one day. Coming into the interview head down and hands out, so nice and submissive. I'll make you my bitch.
  

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