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Imposter lawyer arrested...again

Imposter lawyer arrested...again

After an attempt to relive his glory days as a lawful lawyer, a 65-year-old Rhode Island man is once again behind bars.Banished from practising law in 2001, and currently facing federal fraud…

After an attempt to relive his glory days as a lawful lawyer, a 65-year-old Rhode Island man is once again behind bars.

Banished from practising law in 2001, and currently facing federal fraud charges, James Levitt of Pawtucket has now been arrested for impersonating a lawyer.

Folklaw learned from chron.com that Levitt allegedly broke his parole to claim he was a local company's in-house lawyer and was available to provide legal advice, despite having lost his law license and never having applied for reinstatement.

Levitt has prior form, having been in trouble for an alleged mortgage fraud scheme and still owes hundreds of thousands of dollars in compensation in a criminal case for which he received five years to serve - later reduced to three years - for misappropriating $400,000 from clients.

With the Department of Corrections on Rhode Island indicating that Levitt would be held without bail, it seems he may need to conjure up some real legal advice.

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