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The letter is part confession, part apology and part practical advice. It is shocking in its honesty.

“I have embezzled funds from my clients,” business law attorney Jonathan Hoyt wrote to his son, attorney Christopher Hoyt. “Like most lawyers who fall into this trap I always did it with the idea that I would repay the funds, but of course once I started down this slippery slope there was nothing but failure waiting for me at the end.”

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