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“He knew the law inside and out, knew all the nuances and the loopholes. He knew when to take the law at face value and when to manipulate the words to strain out a different interpretation. He knew how to use the law to his own advantage. And you can get away with that when you are talking to people who are incompetent, like me, people who are dazzled by the deft with which he can throw around clauses like section 7 subsection 23 article b. He had a way of intimidating those around him. And he tried hard to impress, to make himself look good; his therapist said that it would boost his self-esteem. But making yourself look good at the expense of others is never really good…”