“I’ve seen lots of funny men; some will rob you with a six-gun, and some with a fountain pen.”

That’s a line from Woody Guthrie’s 1939 ballad Pretty Boy Floyd, and it ran through my head the other day when I read of yet another lawyer entering a plea regarding a financial crime. It’s a category I know pretty well, as for well over a decade my colleagues and I were involved either in the prosecution or defense of the bar regulatory issues of most every lawyer accused of a federal crime in Connecticut.