Pressure on Hogan Lovells to inform Met of fraud

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  • I think that the bloke has probably had enough so its best that people leave him alone. Its an internal matter for HL and they should be able to deal with it as they want. He probably had no intention to permanently deprive ... etc.

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  • "He probably had no intention to permanently deprive ... etc."
    Exactly. Its not like he's some robber running off with a bag of swag. He's a gentleman and has generously decided to return the money in full.
    Frankly it would be a waste of police time to involve them at stage this when the matter has been settled to the satisfaction of all concerned and the politics of envy types on here ought to pipe down.

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  • I read lots of comments previously, that the man in question was very nice to work with and that this behaviour is entirely out of character. Being dismissed and publicly humiliated in this way is probably punishment enough for this man, who may well be suffering enough from whatever caused him to act this way in the first place.
    It's very easy to stand there on your moral high horse, not knowing what this man was going through at the time, and more to the point, what he is going through now.
    I do hope that none of you are ever in his shoes, feeling as low as he probably does and for people to show you as little sympathy as you are showing him.
    He is only human for God's sake.

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  • The codswallop continues. Would Anon @ 4:38 being saying the same thing about a secretary who stole from the firm (cf what happened to the Goldman Sachs seccy a few years ago)? Would (s)he be worrying about how low someone is feeling who nicked some food because their monthly benefit had run out? Fat chance.

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  • It embarrasses me to read some of the morally and intellectually bereft drivel on this page. It would be bad enough coming from a thieving clutch of bankers. From lawyers, it beggars belief.
    Someone who steals a million pounds is a thief, pure and simple. It's a while since I last prosecuted, but I recall that factors such as being highly educated, stealing from your friends etc. make the matter worse, not better.
    And please don't denounce me as some jealous leftie. I vote Tory and that's one of the reasons why I hate dishonesty.

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  • These comments are hilarious:
    @ City Gent | 23-May-2011 11:44 am: "Getting the police involved really would be to blow this little incident out of all proportion". Yeah, stealing 1 million is not really a big deal is it - let the police just focus on some 16 year old stealing a bra from Top Shop or a pack of crisps from WH Smith. This is actually one of the largest thefts of the year and the police should look at it. More so that he was in a position of trust. So what if he paid it back - that makes it alright then does it - would he have given it back if he didn't get caught?
    @Anonymous | 23-May-2011 4:38 pm: "Being dismissed and publicly humiliated in this way is probably punishment enough for this man, who may well be suffering enough from whatever caused him to act this way in the first place". What caused him to act in this way is that he is a thief. So if Hitler was "publicly humiliated" and had some life issues to deal with, that would be enough punishment too then? Also: "It's very easy to stand there on your moral high horse, not knowing what this man was going through at the time, and more to the point, what he is going through now". Err "moral high horse" - you mean having a distaste for thieves - whether you wear a suite or a balaclava, if you steal 1 million you should be incarcerated for at least a decade. So if he was having a hard time that’s ok then is it - let him off? So you would let all the burglars and muggers off too would you because they could argue they were going through a hard time no doubt! And "what he is going through now" - If he is upset then good - that is part of the justice system - you get caught - you suffer the consequences.
    The police will do nothing and neither will the SRA though - City lawyers have still not been investigated and struck off for advising on financial products that contributed the financial crisis yet (and then being allowed to advise on the restructuring and insolvency too). This guy will probably land a job in the FSA next week as a special advisor on financial crime.

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  • Why not the police? Easy - HL doesn't want the police mucking about in the books and records.

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  • I call 'Godwin' on this thread.

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  • He should have got a 'super'-injunction to prevent this all coming out....

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  • The Police or the SRA may do nothing, but he should be also referred to Companies House for an investigation as to whether he is fit to hold Corporate Office again.
    To the person who posted a comment to the effect that "he's only human", what are you on? I'm also "only human" and would never blag a million from my mates ... or anyone for that matter. If he was such a nice bloke / chap / egg ... he wouldn't have STOLEN from them. SIMPLES.

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