his seat in his chambers, the judge faced the opposing lawyers. "So,"
he said, "I have been presented by both of you with a bribe." Both
lawyers squirmed uncomfortably. "You attorney Roberts, gave me $15,000. And
you attorney Heathcote, gave me $10,000."
The judge reached into his pocket and pulled out a check. He handed it to Roberts ... "Now then, I'm returning $5,000, and we're going to decide this case solely on its merits."
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