Friday, 2 November 2012

Michael Ballack is too poor to pay fines

Retired multi-millionaire Michael Ballack has been in trouble lately for speeding in his car.  Thankfully his money can afford a good lawyer, who has argued that since Ballack is unemployed he is unable to pay the fine.

Ah yes, the video that started it all.  The former Chelsea and Germany captain was caught driving his car at nearly twice the speed limit somewhere in Spain and it was expected he would receive a two year driving ban and £8000 fine.  His lawyer has argued that even though he's undoubtedly super rich, the fine should be reduced to £800 because he doesn't have any money coming in.  I think it's a very fair argument and is almost exactly the same one I used in court last week when I proposed that rather than send me to jail they should buy me a new PS3 because mine is too loud now.

To be honest I'm not sure if it's going to work or not.  That snooty judge is all 'murder is a serious crime, sir'.  Pfft.