Copyright 2004 by M. Uli Kusterer Fri, 29 Nov -1901 11:06:32 GMT Comments on article blog-gravenreuth-sentenced at blog-gravenreuth-sentenced Comments witness_dot_of_dot_teachtext_at_gmx_dot_net (M. Uli Kusterer) witness_dot_of_dot_teachtext_at_gmx_dot_net (M. Uli Kusterer) en-us Comment 1 by Ruth Less Ruth Less writes:

This is only half the story. He allegedly tried to shut down their website (basically the website of a larger German newspaper) and succeeded with a restraining order (?) against them. (Restraining them not to send him more email, I assume.)
They paid a small fine to get t over with -- but he used the money for other open bills, and complained to them for not paying. Their lawyer had enough, and sued him for fraud (and won).
I started laughing at the point where the article quoted his defense for the "mistake" was "lack of legal knowledge" and the [24-digit] case reference number being too ambiguous... Makes you think, "Wait a second, isn't he a lawyer??!" And also you can bet -- what kinds of "open bills" were those he used the money on? Ones that he sent them, but they never paid, because he made them up and had no case?

PS: For truth's sake, I don't know whether lawyer is the right word, it could also be solicitor or advocate or attorney...? What exactly is he?