Taking his seat in his chambers, the judge faced the opposing lawyers. “So,” he said, “I’ve been bribed by both of you.”
Both lawyers squirmed uncomfortably.
“You, attorney Leon, gave me $15,000. And you, attorney Campos, gave me $10,000.”
The judge reached into his pocket and pulled out a cheque. He handed it to Leon.
“I’m returning you $5,000. This case will be decided solely on its merits.”