Feminist family law attorney Arelia Margarita Taveras (pictured) wrote The Gangsta Girls' Guide To Child Support, described by the Associated Press as a "guidebook for women dealing with deadbeat dads in the court system." According to the AP, Taveras' gambling losses totaled nearly $1 million. She lost her law practice, her apartment, her parents' home, and owes the IRS $58,000. She dipped into her clients' escrow accounts to finance her gambling habit, was disbarred last June, and faces criminal charges.That's right, she is suing the casinos for letting a compulsive gambler lose money.
She does know right where to place the blame, though--on the casinos. "They had a duty of care to me," she explains.
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
Gangsta girls file lawsuits