Lawyer Seeks New Trial in Sex-Cash Case
Posted Jun 11, 2007 7:46 AM CST
By Debra Cassens Weiss
A Texas lawyer will seek a new trial following his theft conviction for pressuring men for money after they had sex with his wife, who is also a lawyer.
San Antonio lawyer Ted Roberts will argue in his new trial motion that the charges proved by prosecutors did not match those in the indictment, Texas Lawyer reports.
Last week Roberts was sentenced to five years in prison for the crime.
Prosecutors contended Roberts threatened to file lawsuits unless the men paid him for his emotional distress. They say he promised to give the money to charity, but reneged when he experienced financial problems.
The defense claims Roberts merely borrowed the money.
Jurors found Roberts guilty of theft by deception and a scheme to commit theft of $100,000 for taking money from two men. He was acquitted on two other counts.