Lawyers on wrong side of law


A paraplegic, a child and a murderer are among the alleged victims of three lawyers who appeared one after the other in a Port Elizabeth court on Monday, accused of pocketing a combined R4m meant for their clients.

From a disgraced attorney who allegedly stole R2.4m from a paralysed car crash victim, a criminal attorney accused of colluding with a jailed diamond dealer and a legal commentator who allegedly promised to help a convicted murderer to get out of jail — one by one they took to the dock in the Port Elizabeth Commercial Crimes Court...

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