Law Students

Law School Student Steals $33K from Student Bar Association
Download PDF
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)
Loading...

Margaret Oyler did not graduate from the University of Baltimore School of Law, but she did nab $33,000 from the school’s Student Bar Association while serving as treasurer. So she admitted, and this after being found out by a new member and trying to kill herself to cover the shame. She finally admitted that she made the steal before a Baltimore judge this Thursday, gaining a five-year suspended prison sentence and three years probation. She also had to pay off the money, which required her borrowing money from her family. What led to her theft?

Drugs and alcohol.

  
What
Where


She says her theft came during “an extremely dark period of my life,” in which she used the organization’s credit card to finance her painkiller habits. Between October 2010 and March 2012 she made most of her purchases, also financing shopping trips.

During an investigation of the goings on in court, Julius Blattner, the association’s then president, said Oyler gave false financial statements to cover her tracks. But the credit card kept accurate enough records to ferret out her nefarious activity.

“It wasn’t just like one day I woke up and decided, ‘Let’s do this,’” said Oyler, as reported by The Baltimore Sun. “I can’t describe in words where your head goes … Everything that I’m trying to do is trying to right his wrong and correct this mistake.”

Get JD Journal in Your Mail

Subscribe to our FREE daily news alerts and get the latest updates on the most happening events in the legal, business, and celebrity world. You also get your daily dose of humor and entertainment!!




When Blattner found out, he was surprised. “It was strange. I didn’t understand it, but I don’t think she had any explanation for it either.”

Though Oyler confessed the thefts to Blattner, she later didn’t recall it saying, “I don’t remember…because I was so drunk.”



It was after this incident that she attempted suicide only to awake at John Hopkins Bayview Medical Center.

She later confessed before the Baltimore judge who presided over her case.

It was the student body, not the university or the public, that has ultimately been robbed in this case.



 

Interesting Legal Sites You May Like


BCG FEATURED JOB

Locations:

Keyword:



Search Now

Mid-level Litigation Attorney

USA-CA-San Francisco

San Francisco office is seeking a mid-level litigation attorney with experience taking/defending dep...

Apply Now

Mid-level Litigation Attorney

USA-CA-San Francisco

San Francisco office is seeking a support attorney with some experience/familiarity with a litigatio...

Apply Now

Trust and Estate Attorney

USA-NY-New York City

Boutique trust and estate firm is seeking an attorney with 7+ years of experience. Candidate should ...

Apply Now

Business Litigator with 3-4 Years of Experience

USA-CA-El Segundo

Los Angeles office is seeking a class of 2014-2015 business litigator. Insurance coverage experience...

Apply Now

RELEVANT JOBS

Senior Paralegal

USA-NJ-Red Bank

*MUST HAVE CURRENT PARALEGAL EXPERIENCE (ZONING/ LAND USE PREFERRED) Red Bank, New Jersey law ...

Apply now

Chemistry Prosecutor

USA-MA-Boston

Cesari and McKenna, LLP is seeking a Patent Attorney with a MS or PhD in Chemistry with at least two...

Apply now

Associate - Insurance Coverage D&O Group

USA-NY-Valhalla

Defense firm seeking junior insurance coverage associate with strong analytical and writing skills f...

Apply now

Hotline & Training Managing Attorney (IMMIGRATION)

USA-NY-New York City

The Hotline & Training Services Managing Attorney will guide, develop, and supervise the Hotline sta...

Apply now

Most Popular

SEARCH IN ARCHIVE

To Top