Husband and Wife, both attorneys are on trial for sexual extortion. Why do we report this case? The attorneys didn’t have enough on their plate with the legal malpractice litigation they pursued. Perhaps a longer day at the office??
"Two San Antonio, Texas, lawyers, married to each other, face a trial on theft charges based on allegations that the wife had sexual liaisons with four men whom the husband subsequently threatened with litigation unless they compensated him for his emotional distress.
The trial in State v. Mary Roberts, Ted Roberts is scheduled to begin on Feb. 12 before Judge Sid Harle in San Antonio’s 226th District Court. Ted Roberts, principal in Ted H. Roberts in San Antonio, is certified in personal injury law and civil trial law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, according to the State Bar’s Web site. As noted on that Web site, Mary Roberts’ primary areas of practice include ethics and legal malpractice, law office management, real estate and wills, and trusts and probate. She is an attorney in her husband’s firm.
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A Bexar County grand jury first indicted the two lawyers on the theft charges in 2005, identifying the four men who are the complainants only by their initials. A second Bexar County grand jury reindicted the couple in 2006, this time naming the four men: Steve Riebel, Geoffrey Ferguson, Paul Fitzgerald and Reagan Sakai.
The second indictments allege that Mary and Ted Roberts unlawfully appropriated the four men’s money by deception and by coercion. According to the indictments, the alleged offenses — violations of Texas Penal Code §§31.01 and 31.03 — occurred between Oct. 1, 2001, and April 2, 2002 "