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Computer Game Addict Lawyer Banned

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Computer Game Addict Lawyer Banned

We've all been guilty of daydreaming at work about our Football Manager tactics and transfer policy, but a Pennsylvanian lawyer has taken it a little too far.

Matthew Eshelman has been suspended from legal practice for three years for mishandling a series of cases under his watch as a result of developing an 'addiction' to video games

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court heard how he lost track of client money, ignored deadlines and even lied in a divorce hearing, all whilst playing more and more games in order to escape from stress at work and domestic problems.

Shortlist can sympathise; it must be hard to have any regard for the world of legal work when you're rampaging through a city trying to evade the cops all night in Grand Theft Auto.

[via philly.com]

(Image: Rex Features)

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