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Wed Apr 24, 2019, 09:39 PM

Phony Lawyer Was Co-Founder of Pro-Trump Campus Group

A Tennessee man charged by New York prosecutors with pretending to be a Manhattan lawyer and taking thousands from would-be clients was the co-founder of Students for Trump, a national group that mobilized college campuses in the run-up to the 2016 election and plans to do so again in 2020.

John Lambert, 23, was arrested last week and charged by Southern District of New York prosecutors with wire fraud for having invented a lawyer persona named “Eric Pope” that he used to solicit legal work online. ALM reported last week that the fake firm website he created appeared to have attorney biographies cribbed from senior partners at Cravath, Swaine & Moore.

Before he allegedly posed as a lawyer, Lambert was in college when he co-founded Students for Trump. As the group’s vice chairman, he appeared on NBC and Fox News and shared a stage with the hard-right provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos. A spokesman for the U.S. Attorney’s Office confirmed that a photo of Lambert depicted the man who was charged.

Prosecutors’ complaint against Lambert said he worked with a co-conspirator who also pretended to be a lawyer and sought legal work online. That co-conspirator, whose identity has not been revealed, has been cooperating with the FBI since April 2018, the complaint said.

https://www.law.com/newyorklawjournal/2019/04/23/man-accused-of-phony-lawyer-act-was-co-founder-of-pro-trump-campus-group/?slreturn=20190324222924

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left-of-center2012 Apr 2019 OP
Chin music Apr 2019 #1
gratuitous Apr 2019 #2
struggle4progress Apr 2019 #3
keithbvadu2 Apr 2019 #4
underpants Apr 2019 #5
Vogon_Glory Apr 2019 #6
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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 09:41 PM

1. "Students for trump," Some real campus swingers there boy.

The kavanaugh club comes to mind. Squee and the gang.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 09:44 PM

2. Soon to be Secretary Scumbag to you!

There are openings all the time in the Trump administration.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 09:47 PM

3. "Crap! I should have pretended to be a university!"

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 10:04 PM

4. Trump has been hiring many lawyers. I recommend these guys. Work well with Guliani.

Trump has been hiring many lawyers. I recommend these guys. Work well with Guliani.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 10:12 PM

5. 23?

A rich fool and their money.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 07:31 AM

6. Let's Give Lambert Credit

He’s following in his avatar’s moral footsteps.



LOCK HIM UP!

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 07:53 AM

7. A fraud on the Trump team?

In what way did that distinguish him from the rest of them?

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