Philippines Lawyer Disbarred and Told to Fork It Over After Pulling Fast One on Dumb Danish Dude

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According to this fascinating brief, one Mr. Mas has been found responsible and in bad taste and faith for being too clever in assisting the Dane Stemmerik.  Looks like the Dane was counting on buying some land here in the Philippines and sent over a good chunk of change - but no land was ever put in his name.  What a surprise.  Sometimes there is more than meets the eye, but at least on the surface level it seems admirable that a legal representative is held accountable for breaking his oath to uphold the law and the truth.