After deliberating for more than four hours Wednesday, a San Antonio jury found local lawyer Ted Roberts guilty on two counts of theft and one count of a continuing course and scheme to commit theft of $100,000 for threatening litigation against two men who had affairs with his wife unless they compensated him. However, the 226th District Court jury found Roberts not guilty of theft from two other men to whom he had made the same threats.

San Antonio solo practitioner Michael McCrum, Roberts’ lead counsel, said Roberts will appeal. McCrum said the jury found Roberts guilty of theft from the two men whom Roberts had told that he would give part of their money to a children’s charity Roberts had created. The defense attorney said Roberts later withdrew the money from the charity, because he was facing financial difficulties with his firm, Ted H. Roberts P.C., but Roberts had intended to repay the charity. “I think the jury felt he deceived the men,” McCrum said.

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