Criminal Justice

Laid-off Bryan Cave lawyer is accused of threatening colleague in voice mail


A former lawyer at the Bryan Cave law firm has been accused of leaving a voice mail message that threatened to kill a one-time colleague.

Ryan Walsh, 30, of Cassville, Mo., was indicted last week on a charge of transmitting a threat via interstate commerce, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. A 2008 graduate of New York University School of Law, Walsh worked at Bryan Cave in New York until he was laid off, according to an affidavit by an FBI agent. Walsh also worked for a law firm in St. Louis before moving to Cassville.

According to the affidavit, the threatening caller mentioned visiting a mental hospital and said, “I show up to murder pieces of [expletive] like you. … Let’s record this as a threat and turn it over to the Office of Chief Disciplinary Counsel. This is like an arbitration or something. But, more importantly, I’m going to kill you.”

Hat tip to Above the Law.

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