Fake Lawyer Did It Again Days After Serving 7-Year Sentence

A Southern California man sent to prison for seven years for falsely claiming to be an attorney has been sentenced to two more years for posing as a lawyer again days after he was released.

Prosecutors say 64-year-old Harold Goldstein got the maximum sentence Monday for violating the terms of his supervised release.

Goldstein was sentenced to seven years in federal prison in 2003 for using the name of a Northern California attorney to represent clients in court. He was also convicted of mail fraud for sending solicitation letters to inmates.

U.S. Attorney's Office spokesman Thom Mrozek says Goldstein again started claiming he was a lawyer only days after he was released on May 1.


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  • by The real Joe on Aug 19, 2009 at 10:01 AM
    @Joe: "Probally" ??? You know what they say about people who live in glass houses.......
  • by joe on Aug 19, 2009 at 08:42 AM
    He's probally smarter than most lawyers. the other lawyers are mad, scared he take some business away from them.
  • by DAVID Location: G-VILLE on Aug 19, 2009 at 07:57 AM
    Free room and board.O what a life.Every taxpayer covering my bills.
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