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Imposter NYC Lawyer Defrauded and Exploited Convicts: Officials

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    Imposter NYC Lawyer Defrauded and Exploited Convicts: Officials
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    • Prosecutors say an NYC man pretended to be a lawyer to swindle as much as $15,000 from convicts and their families

    • Kenneth Moore, 53, who allegedly ran a fake legal clinic out of his Brooklyn apartment, was not a real lawyer, officials say

    • Moore pleaded not guilty to the charges at his arraignment

    Prosecutors say a New York City man pretended to be a lawyer specializing in wrongful convictions in order to swindle as much as $15,000 from convicts and their families.

    The Brooklyn District Attorney's Office indicted 53-year-old Kenneth Moore Tuesday on 75 counts including multiple counts of larceny and fraud. Prosecutors say Moore ran a fake legal clinic out of his Brooklyn apartment, charging between $5,000 and $15,000 for legal services.

    Moore is not a registered attorney.

    Moore pleaded not guilty to the charges at his arraignment Tuesday.

    Officials say his victims included 14 convicts from New York state. Prosecutors say Moore would stay in touch with an inmate and their families until receiving a major payment - after which he would go silent.  

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