The Times UK has a Story on Julian Del Guidice, a librarian tried to blackmail the directors of an insurance company, and threatened to burn down the house of the employee who sold him his investment policy.
He was a little upset when he found that he had lost thousands of pounds in savings with the troubled insurance company Equitable Life.
He was spared jail yesterday after a judge accepted that he had been provoked by the incompetence of a former company director. The judge said: \"Putting it mildly, there was a great deal of incompetence in the writer of the letter. But two wrongs never make a right. Such loss can never be an excuse for a criminal offence.\"