Above The Law points us to a depressing story of Lawyers stealing from clients; this time en masse in California. The story from Saturday's Fresno Bee perfectly captures the insidious and incremental way lawyers find their way into positions in which there really is no way back. In some instances it's the age old problem of lawyers managing significant sums of money from settlements of lawsuits that do not belong to them, that belongs to the client and borrowing from the money with a plan (?) to return the money to the account in time to make a distribution.
California and (probably) every state is dealing with hundreds of attorneys involved in mortgage modification scams, a form of active fraud, that involves taking money from folks facing foreclosure and doing nothing for the fees paid.