Felony Bad Taste in Men

July 1, 2009

I have long thought that “Felony Bad Taste in Men” is a crime to which many of my clients should have been permitted to plead guilty. The sentence would be time served with the bad tasting guy. This morning’s newspaper made me realize that I could probably use some rehab as well. My former law partner has been indicted for failure to withhold/pay taxes for his business. It happened after we split up our professional relationship, but his post partum omissions led to me being interviewed by the taxman and subjected to a cursory investigation of my business tax payment records. I have to admit that I am terrified of the government, so send them every penny expected — even if I think we are being royally abused.

My biggest concern is that he will lose his license and I will be on the hook for the building we leased together. Although I no longer have an office there, my name is on the lease as a guarantor with three years to go. I did not plan to begin July in this way.


  1. Ariel says:

    Ouch. I plead guilty to the offense in the past! But I’m better now!
    Worst case scenario… Could you take over the old office? Cause three years! OUCH!
    So he’s in trouble with all sorts of people then? IRS, Dept of Labor? DO NOT EVER mess with the Dept of Labor, they have NO MERCY (that I’ve ever seen)!
    Good luck!

  2. Lybertygirl says:

    Amen! I have often told my parolees they needed to get themselves a good Man or woman that will not tolerate there crap and will keep them out of trouble. Most of them seem to have a PhD in being A**H*** Magnets! I do not understand the ones (men and women) who keep going back to partners that abuse them and drag them into stuff. Ohhhhh I could get on my soapbox here but will not.
    Sorry to hear about your partner – Maybe he will be able to keep his license. I have seen lawyers do a lot worse and still keep practicing.

  3. Lybertygirl says:

    oops – I meant to say their crap not there (pardon my bad grammer) – LOL

  4. myeye says:

    His bookkeeping AND his housekeeping leave much to be desired. To take over the building (four lawyer offices, conference room, ADA compliant baths, staff area, kitchen, etc.), I would have to spend five or six thousand dollars to re-carpet, paint, clean (like SERIOUSLY clean), and then find tenants. Nooooooooo!

  5. Holly says:

    Hoping this works out in your favor of not taking over the office and that your ex-partner can keep his license. How can someone be a lawyer and not follow the law? Sorry – I think I am too honest of a person to understand their thinking.

  6. Well, look on the brightside. At least you never married him? 😉

    What a bad situation though, and WTH was he thinking!? Some people can be so grossly negligent, and irresponsible!

  7. Kathy M. says:

    Geez….what WAS he thinking, not paying the taxes. Who does he think he is, Richard Hatch?

  8. Sandy says:

    Crap! Now, I have arrested many of the people who had bad taste in men….and then decided to pummel them to bits. Seemed justifiable in many cases.

    Can’t the ex-partner still find work if he doesn’t have his Bar card? I think Mickey-D’s is hiring. I am guessing not paying taxes is just a huge sign that he hasn’t been working, much, up until now. Now it is public…tha stinks.

  9. If bad taste in men were a crime, the prisons would be overflowing. Oh, wait, they are …

  10. Shelley says:

    Can I breed dogs while I’m in prison?

    Multiple felony offender here!!