According to police, Richard Evan Kriger, 60, is still struggling with elements of legal ethics training. Kriger alleged attempted a bank holdup for $50,000. That is the amount that he owes on an ethics violation involving a trust account for his son. Before the robbery, he made an appointment to take out a $26,000 loan in unmarked bills for his nephew.
Kriger appeared in the bank wearing a fake beard, dark glasses, and a baseball cap — passing a written demand for the cash, He reportedly said that his nephew was waiting outside of the Banner Bank in Everett, Washington with a rifle. He threatened that his nephew would shoot people if he heard the alarm or if they failed to give him the money according to the HeraldNet reports. He also demanded keys to the bank manager’s vehicle and told bank employees to “Count to 500 1 Mississippi, 2 Mississippi, 3 Mississippi etc. etc. etc. before you call police.” It didn’t work. The teller activated the silent alarm and the police descended on the bank.
Washington State bar decision suspended for two years on Dec. 15, 2014 for mismanaging the trust account and owed his son about $50,000. Notably, the bar record shows all but four months of the suspension was withheld in 2014 so Kriger could practice for the last three years. It also suggests that the offense was not treated as the most serious violation (warranting disbarment or a longer suspension).
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Yet ANOTHER joke–and reality–making the legal world “rounds”
Dr Turley: Did Exam Proctoring in one of your, other classes at GWU Law, Fall 2009- Spring 2011.
A new spin on lawyers robbing clients.
Martin Luther King Day. Today is his birthday. We should discuss the people who killed him. Let us start with J. Edgar Hoover. It is interesting to Google the Cointel Program.
It is interesting that several cops and firemen who were black were pulled from the MLK protection squad by the Chief of Police. The Chief of Police also was Chief of the Fire Department. Prior to this job he worked in J. Edgar Hoover’s office (HIS office not just the bureau) for 25 years.
James Earl Ray wrote a book about the facts he knew by the time he wrote the book. It is a good thing to read and is well written. His brother wrote a book too. Several St. Louis people come out in the books. Frank Buster Wortman is one. Oliver B. Patterson is another. There are many from the mob and gov’t from St. Louis. The head of the FBI in later years was a federal appellate Judge on the 8th Circuit, last name Webster.
Do some research folks. Know who the evil devils were in America 50 years ago this April 4th.
This is from Wikipedia:
COINTELPRO (an acronym for COunter INTELligence PROgram) was a series of covert, and at times illegal, projects conducted by the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) aimed at surveilling, infiltrating, discrediting, and disrupting domestic political organizations.  FBI records show that COINTELPRO resources targeted groups and individuals that the FBI deemed subversive, including anti-Vietnam War organizers, activists of the Civil Rights Movement or Black Power movement (e.g., Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Black Panther Party), feminist organizations, independence movements (such as Puerto Rican independence groups like the Young Lords), and a variety of organizations that were part of the broader New Left.
The FBI has used covert operations against domestic political groups since its inception; however, covert operations under the official COINTELPRO label took place between 1956 and 1971. COINTELPRO tactics are still used to this day, and have been alleged to include discrediting targets through psychological warfare; smearing individuals and groups using forged documents and by planting false reports in the media; harassment; wrongful imprisonment; and illegal violence, including assassination.  The FBI’s stated motivation was “protecting national security, preventing violence, and maintaining the existing social and political order.[sic.]”
FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover issued directives governing COINTELPRO, ordering FBI agents to “expose, disrupt, misdirect, discredit, or otherwise Neutralize” the activities of these movements and especially their leaders. Under Hoover, the agent in charge of COINTELPRO was William C. Sullivan. Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy personally authorized some of the programs. Although Kennedy only gave written approval for limited wiretapping of Martin Luther King’s phones “on a trial basis, for a month or so”, Hoover extended the clearance so his men were “unshackled” to look for evidence in any areas of King’s life they deemed worthy.
Your right, liberty2nd, that an article devoted to MLK would make much more sense to discuss and to honor him, but this is a Leftist blog, and Leftists could care less about MLK and what he stood for.
I have done extensive study into the assassinations of JFK, MLK, and RFK and have come to the conclusion that they are all related. When you examine these assassinations, you should not just look at the issue of who was behind the murders. You should also look at the motives–the reasons why they were targeted for termination. The two go together, of course, as all genuine investigators know.
JFK, MLK, and RFK were each murdered for essentially the same reason. They each represented powerful threats to the Military-Industrial-Complex’s plans for the Vietnam War. (The MIC is also variously known as the Deep State, the Elite Establishment, and the Invisible Government.) The MIC and its representatives in the CIA and FBI knew that JFK privately did not support the war, despite his public statements.
Many don’t this, but MLK also opposed the Vietnam War and, in fact, the mainstream media prior to MLK’s murder had taken a negative slant on MLK, since the mainstream media was (and is) an extension of the MIC. The MIC had plans to earn revenues of close to a trillion dollars, expressed in today’s dollars, from Vietnam, and someone with MLK’s influence that was opposed to their plans was a serious threat.
Regarding RFK, I’ve seen no credible evidence that he authorized any wiretaps of MLK. There are no existing sources of information that support that claim. In fact, if the claim were actually true, you can be sure that the Deep State would have release the signed authorization as part of public information disclosure so that all potential blame could be taken off their hands. But they have produced no such documentation and we only hear third hand, from unnamed individuals.
Of course, RFK acted foolishly and recklessly in seeking to run for President. He knew that the Deep State was responsible for his brother’s death, and he surely must have known that MLK was their target as well. Yet, he ran on an anti-Vietnam War platform, but failed to make a public announcement that he didn’t believe the official Warren Commission lies and intended to reopen the inquiry into his brother’s assassination. Had he gone public with his suspicions, sure, the media would have falsely branded him a conspiracy “nut,” but the act could have also made it difficult for the MIC to terminate him. Even the most jaded of the public would have become very suspicious if RFK were murdered shortly after making public statements about the MIC.
So, unwittingly, RFK played into the MIC’s hands and they were able to murder RFK in full view of many witnesses and to pin the crime on an easily hypnotized dupe. The MIC felt more safe and comfortable than ever in carrying out their murders.
The Vietnam War would continue on for 7 more years after MLK’s murder. Official US casualties were 58,220.
At least he’s consistent and apparently predictable.
In Kriger’s case, it looks like a fake beard would be an improvement. And also a rug on top.
FUNNY comment-made me laugh
The best way to rob a bank is to own one.
The best way to get clean away with robbing the US of several trillion dollars, directly and solely causing the 2008 depression, is to install an attractive, eloquent, and sympathetic quasi-black bankster stooge in the WH, who installs the world’s highest paid ex-and-current bankster defense lawyers Eric Holder, Lannie Breuer, and Breuer’s attractive quasi-black female Lt., to perform a silent blood less coup of the DOJ:
Uh, Obama wasn’t President until after the Wall Street theft.
The depression hit in 2008, Soetero bin Bama’s first year in office. Obama’s henchmen performed a blood less coup of the so-called “Justice” Dept, to insure the banksters who committed the many various major felonies got away scot free.
The video thoroughly proves Obama’s henchmen (and at least one woman) concocted the illegal defense and gave it to Goldman Sachs. Which explains why the world’s largest white collar defense industry Cantor Fitzgerald now employs and handsomely pays Obama and all the ex-Justice principals including Holder, Breuer, and the aforementioned attractive black woman Lt. (CF paid Soetero bin Bama $450k for a post-POTUS speech, a well earned paycheck for his felony ignorance and non-law enforcement.)
The video would turn the stomach of the most ardent Obama supporter, except for those who he helps make money, who applaud.
A first year prosecutor could make the felony case stick, but Trump either approves, does not care, or knows a bullet has his name if he charged them.
Obama took office in Jan. 2009….the full force of the financial crisis, the height of the “panic period”, started in Sept. 2008.
The election was less than 3 months away, and whatever chance McCain might have had went down the tubes after Sept. 2008.
Your comment about the lack of interest on the part of the Obama DOJ is absolutely correct.
There were 1,000 criminal convictions in the wake of the S&L scandals of the 1980s, and some very long prison sentences that went along with some of those convictions.
Prosecutions in the wake of the 2008-2009 meltdown were not a priority of the Obama/ Holder DOJ.
I’ve recommended this before…the PBS FRONTLINE documentary called “The Warning”.
If you haven’t seen it, it’s well worth viewing….should still be available online.
“Wall Street puts its money behind Obama”.
-REUTERS, June 5, 2008.
This might explain the lack of prosecutions after the 2008 meltdown.
Thanks very much for the correction, and apology for my timeline error. Depression hit summer 2008, Soetoro bin Bama sworn in Jan 2009, the most ardent financial friend and possibly most corrupt American in its history.
(I am NO Michael Savage fan, but I bet you’d agree that John McStain appointing Sarah Palin his running mate proves beyond any shadow of a doubt that McStain, possibly the most putrid womanizer, party animal, and war monger to walk the earth, never wanted the POTUS job for one second. He also killed one of his sailor mates during and accident he caused landing a plane….his DNA insured he got away, son of an Admiral…….McStain’s father/Navy Admiral also insured Israel got clean away with mass murder of Navy sailors on the USS Liberty, thus explaining why even Netenyahu kisses McStain’s feet every time he visits Israel, a nation of sum total zero national interest to the US….I am not exaggerating when I predict Israel shall name government buildings after him soon after he takes his well deserved dirt nap to join Satan in his throne in hell.)
Oh, and for anonymous and Isaac, who offend about 1/3rd the US population every time they call Trump fatty (regardless how accurate is the label), deadly addictive nicotine (more addictive than heroine and Trump’s cheeseburgers) and its speed rush keeps their super hero Obama skinny.
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