|Houston White Collar Criminal Defense Attorney Philip Hilder in Yahoo! - The Lookout blog article |
Manís honest act after wild Los Angeles bank robbery
|September 13, 2012 11:58 pm|
Yahoo! - The Lookout:
Scores of Los Angeles residents scrambled Wednesday to stuff their pockets with cash being tossed into the streets by bank robbers on the run.
But out of the chaos emerged Sal Reyes.
"You have to give it back," Reyes told KNBC-TV.
At first, Reyes said, he didn't know what was going on as the suspects' getaway car and police cruisers zipped through his neighborhood.
Those who pocketed the loot are just as guilty, too, a former federal prosecutor told Yahoo News.
"The money was not heaven-sent," said Philip Hilder, a veteran Texas attorney. "The fact that they didn't originally take the money is of no consequence if they knew the money had been stolen. Anybody who keeps the cash is going to be buying themselves a lot of unwanted trouble."
Police say they are reviewing video from news coverage to help them locate the greedy grabbers.
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