Tuesday, April 07, 2009
This is an amazing story of greed and criminality on the part of a lawyer. The sad part of the tale is the number of reputations he ruined of honest lawyers who worked in his firm. It only takes one individual to drag down the good name of many others. In Dreier's case, he took the image of the profession with him as well. One wonders how an individual as brazenly criminal as Dreier got away with his theft as long as he did, especially since he was selling phony securities openly in his clients' offices. It was probably hard at first to associate such dishonest action with a man who seemed to have it all. His image protected him for awhile, but his actions caught up with him.