A Philadelphia lawyer was arrested Friday night and charged with trying to take heroin into the Delaware County jail.
Randall J. Sommovilla, 61, of the 900 block of South 11th Street, was charged with possession of contraband and drugs. He was released after posting bail.
Really, it’s surprising that there aren’t more stories like this as laid off lawyers are unable to find new jobs at the salary they are accustomed to.
But maybe Sommovilla’s situation isn’t about his job, it’s about a girl? More details after the jump.
According to Sommovilla, he was bringing something to his client, Amber Knox:
Police said Sommovilla told them that “some girls he met” about three months ago had introduced him to drugs. According to police, he said that Knox had called him from the jail and said she was sick and needed drugs, and that another woman, Brittany, had asked him to take drugs to Knox.
Police said Sommovilla would not acknowledge possessing the drugs. He told police, “My suspicion is that Brittany placed the drugs in [my] clothing, and when I got out to the facility Amber would convince me to give her the drugs,” according to court documents.
Really? You’re going to be framed into being a drug mule by two girls with porn star names? Laid off Biglaw lawyers really do have a lot to learn about the real world.
Lawyer accused of trying to smuggle drugs into jail [Philadelphia Inquirer]