Trophy Husband

New details in the suspicious death of Robert Deveny

By late February, Lori had ignored six such letters sent to her by the Bar’s Disciplinary Office, including a notice that she was administratively suspended for her failure to respond to their inquiries.

According to Robert’s adult daughters, Sarah Williams and Shannon Bowers, their father was unaware of Lori’s problems. The women also had no idea.

The Deveny’s foyer on March 12, 2018. Photo: Shannon Bowers.

The police closed the book on Robert’s death within 24 hours, having accepted the word of someone whose word is now known to be absolute garbage — and who is now convicted of stealing more than $3.8 million dollars from her former clients.

Sarah then recalled a conversation she had with Lori after Robert’s death: “We were all in the living room. I said something about how I hoped he didn’t [commit suicide] because of the money… that I would rather have him there [than have the money]. Lori got this strange look on her face. Shock, horror, fear, I don’t know. It was there and gone in a flash. I didn’t question it but remember how strange it was.”

Robert Deveny, December 12, 1949– March 12, 2018.
Lori Deveny on April 6, 2018. This photo was discovered by me (on Facebook) and used in the government’s sentencing memorandum.

The very next day, Lori made payouts to the two former clients who had filed the earliest complaints to the Bar.

Those payouts totaled $73,334 — almost the exact amount that Robert was poised to wire his daughter just a month prior.

As their bond deteriorated, Lori implied to her step-daughters that they should prepare themselves for some unpleasant news about their dad that was about to come out, that would “change their opinions” of him.

“Lori hinted at that from the beginning when I asked her about the charges. It seemed clear from the start she was going to try to shift blame,” Sarah stated.

(Psst, Lori’s federal attorney repeatedly spelled the doctor’s name wrong.)

Both Sarah and Shannon are distraught over their step-mother’s crime spree, and the ordeal that Lori put at least 135 of her former clients through. Sarah said, “I pray that all of her victims are able to heal and recover and move on in peace knowing she is in prison paying for her crimes. And I hope my family can as well.”

Robert Deveny’s slippers on March 12, 2018. Photo: Shannon Bowers.



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