He’s a student for Trump — who can’t vote.
“Are you aware you are not an attorney?” Manhattan federal court judge Valerie Caproni asked the baby-faced fraudster before he accepted his guilty plea.
“Yes, your honor,” the 23-year-old replied.
Lambert told the judge he and another unnamed person were guilty of “representing we were qualified lawyers and providing legal services” to victims.
The Tennessee-born college student said he spoke with a victim in Manhattan while he was in North Carolina during the August 2016-to April 2018 scheme.
While he was running the scam, Lambert was appearing on NBC and Fox News in support of Donald Trump’s 2016 run for office.
Lambert went by the name “Eric Pope” and pretended he’d graduated from NYU law school while outfitting his fake website with bios ripped from other law firms’ websites, according to prosecutors.
“Lambert’s de facto career was one of a grifter: he had never been to law school and certainly wasn’t an attorney,” US Attorney Geoffrey Berman said in a statement. “Today, Lambert admitted to his crimes and faces time in prison for his misdeeds.”
He faces up to 20 years behind bars when sentenced on Nov. 4.
Framed and persecuted because he supports President Trump.
What are you talking about? The dude admitted he scammed people by pretending to be a lawyer.
He framed himself? Either he’s a lawyer or he’s not and he admits he’s not.
I don’t care if he is a Trump supporter or not. Scamming people out of their hard earned money is a move that only the lowest of the low carry out. Instead of working to build his own wealth he decided to take the wealth of others. Sounds like a little socialist shit to me.
I’m pretty sure his victims would tell you that it’s not because of President Trump, it’s because he stole their money.
I seriously doubt he’s a Trump supporter anyhow, just a opportunistic predator preying on students.
Agreed, and Trump, and his support of Trump are irrelevant to this.
Monte , you are right!!! A scam is a scam no matter what it is. What is the confusion wirh Suetonius, he falsely claimed to be a lawyer!!! SIMPLE!!!