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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.

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    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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