Defendant was charged in a 75-count indictment for third- and fourth-degree grand larceny, third-degree attempted grand larceny, first-degree scheme to defraud, unauthorized practice of a profession, second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument, second- and third-degree forgery, first-degree offering a false instrument for filing, third-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument, and second-, third- and fourth-degree criminal mischief.
Per the indictment, the Defendant targeted inmates serving lengthy sentences in prisons in New York and across the country, and their families. Defendant allegedly told the inmates that he was attorney specializing in getting wrongful convictions overturned and charged up to $15,000 to file post-conviction motions on their behalf. It is alleged that no legal work for actually performed to the detriment of the inmates. Defendant faced up to seven years in prison if convicted of the top count.
- Result – Plea Deal Negotiated For No Jail Sentence.
Kings County Criminal Court. Case ID Available Upon Request