Lawyer not faster than a speeding car

By Justin Whealing|25 May 2012

An American lawyer arrested on theft and fraud charges has come off second best after he tried to escape from a moving car.

 

The nicely-titled website Wink News Now reports that Sebastian John Balliro, a lawyer based in Fort Lauderdale, was arrested on 22 May.

Balliro is alleged to have cooked up a scheme to steal the identity of his law partner to fraudulently purchase vehicles.

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He has been charged with four counts of grand theft of more than $US100,000, three counts of an organised scheme to defraud more than $US50,000 and two counts of criminal use of personal identification information to defraud more than $US100,000.

Showing that he has a knack for wining and dining, as well as a liking of life in the fast lane, Balliro is also accused of defrauding investors in pain clinics and a restaurant.

The total amount alleged to have been stolen is $US830,000.

Sensing that he was in a bit of strife when he was arrested, Balliro tried to jump out of a moving car when he was being taken into custody.

Alas, his Hollywood manoeuvre failed and the cops picked up the bruised and battered attorney and took him to hospital.

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Folklaw wishes him a speedy recovery, but really, if anything is more embarrassing than being arrested it is then failing to escape said arrest by jumping out of a moving car and then landing in hospital.

This is not to be tried at home kids!

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