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Elwood John Walzer and Legal Ethics

What do you do when no one is watching? Elwood John Walzer steals.  And the New Jersey State Bar doesn't care:

Stealing from clients will get a lawyer disbarred, but the sanction for stealing from a blind refreshment stand operator in an office lobby is only a censure.

That was the outcome Wednesday in the ethics case against Elwood John Walzer, an attorney and regulatory officer for the Department of Human Services, who was caught on camera swiping food and beverages at least 14 times between Sept. 19 and Oct. 26, 2007. The vendor operated the stand under a program of the DHS Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired.

That's it.  (Even though Elwood John Walzer stole $1,200 worth of food, he didn't face any criminal charges.)