by Mark Beggs
…For the next twenty minutes, David outlined what he had done and the problem he now faced. He explained about the sales audit in less than four weeks and how he had received sizable commissions based on false sales. He also explained what the money had been used for. He felt he had to let Boyle know everything in case Boyle thought he had used it for something illegal or perhaps even for drugs. As he listened, Boyle scribbled down notes on his yellow notepad. Only sporadically did he interrupt David to clarify some point. When David was finished, Boyle sat there in silence, his mind at work turning over his client’s problem, his expression giving nothing away.
The diminutive man finally spoke, “Well, David, this is a serious situation. No matter which way you look at it, it’s robbery, or call it by its posh name - fraud. But let me think.”