Friday, February 7, 2014

Divorce Lawyer Gets 2 Years in Tax Evasion, Eavesdropping

Making headlines in California, a Federal judge has sentenced a female divorce attorney to two years in prison for tax evasion and illegal wiretaps.

The female divorce attorney, name Mary Nolan, is a veteran attorney with many decades of experience. She was accused of setting up her client’s spouses with fake DUIs with the help of a private investigator.

In the scheme to win more financial settlement for her clients, Nolan paid an investigator to plant illegal listening devices in her client’s spouse’s cars. The investigator would then pay beautiful women to buy the spouses drinks in bars and restaurants and when they get into their cars to drive home, they would get pulled over by tipped off law enforcement officials. 

This scheme was allegedly intended to discredit the spouses by hurting their characters in court.

Character evidence and evidence of bad conduct is often prescribed in divorce cases according to Chaninat and Leeds divorce attorney, Jiraporn Thongphong, especially during child custody cases. Investigators are often employed to uncover evidence about the opposing spouses, and used to discredit them in courts, however creating contrite evidence about an opposing spouse is often times not needed because backgrounds and histories will usually suffice.

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