Fake Lawyer Manages To Get Clients

Michael Nelson, a career con artist, stole the identity of a New York attorney, started a law firm and stole $35,000 from clients for legal services he never carried out before he was caught. At least he doesn’t have to worry about malpractice.

The law scam was elaborate and well thought out. While between prison sentences, the con artist created the fake law firm and rented office space. He hired both attorneys and clerks, and based his new firm on a firm that really existed in Seattle. He found his clients online.

Maybe he could get work at Solo Practice University and troll for recent graduates online when he gets out of prison this time.

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