I've seen a few threads here about folks that have done over soldiers financially. Wives/girlfriends making off with the pay and allowances whilst a fellow is overseas, squandering disability/death benefits, etc. Here, unfortunately, is another one, a Canadian lawyer (how surprising that a lawyer is a thief). However, this fellow has stolen money from the grieving parents of a dead soldier. The whole story can be found at http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20060927.wfirelawyer0927/BNStory/National/home The basics are that Mr. Murtha (the lawyer) embezzeld some $200,000 CAD (about $180,000 USD or roughly 90,000 GBP) from the family of Pte Richard Green, who was killed in Afghanistan in 2002 in a blue-on-blue incident. A horrid thing to lose a young son. Worse to find out that it was from blue-on-blue. And just to add the proper amount of insult to grievous loss, a rat b*stard lawyer to do a mother over financially. Perhaps he could form part of the negotiating team our NDP wants to have cut a deal with the Taliban. I'm sure they would make him feel most welcome.