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    :: Thursday, September 20, 2007 ::

    'King of Torts' pleads guilty in theft of $13.5 million from clients - By Vanessa Blum, South Florida Sun
    Attorney Thomas Tew, who represents 4,400 of Robles former clients in a federal class action, said the plea agreement would bring closure.

    "My focus has always been on accelerating the return of seized money to the victims," Tew said. "These are hardworking, blue collar people. This money was critical to them."

    Robles firm recruited clients -- electricians, carpenters and other tradesman exposed to asbestos -- at union halls around the country. About one-quarter of Robles former clients have already died, according to court files. Of those living, half are 80 or older.
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