Cape-wearing lawyer gets 3-year sentence for theft

CHICAGO (AP) – A former personal injury attorney in Chicago who created a cape-wearing character to drum up business has been sentenced to three years in prison for a scheme in which he kept secret from clients’ settlements he’d reached and pocketed the money.

The Chicago Tribune reports that Jordan Margolis was sentenced on Monday by a Cook County, nine months after he pleaded guilty to one count of theft as part of a plea agreement in which prosecutors agreed to drop more than two dozen counts of theft, forgery and other charges.

To advertise his services, Margolis donned a shiny blue bodysuit, orange skullcap and cape, purple bandit mask and called himself “Excuseman” as he joked about people who “mess up and don’t fess up.”

Tags: ,