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Lawyer Disbarred for Addiction to Video Games


Mathew Eshelman, a Pennsylvania lawyer has been disbarred due to his gaming obsession. He started screwing up the real life game of the criminal justice system so he could continue his non stop gamming even when he started his own practice. What video games would you risk getting fired from your job just to play?

In the end he was found to have mishandled 17 cases, including bankruptcy, divorce, and debt collection cases because of gaming. He lied in a divorce filing, ignored calls from clients and lost track of client money. As a result he’s been banned from practicing for three years. In fact, the disciplinary board backed down from a 5-year ban because “Eshelman had once been a competent lawyer”.


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August 23rd, 2011

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