John Lambert, the co-founder of Students for Trump, was arrested and charged by New York prosecutors with pretending to be a Manhattan lawyer and bilking thousands of dollars from would-be clients, reports Law.com.
Southern District of New York prosecutors arrested the 23-year-old last week on charges of wire fraud for having invented a lawyer persona named “Eric Pope” that he used to solicit legal work online.
Lambert reportedly created a fake firm website which appeared to have attorney biographies copied from senior partners at Cravath, Swaine & Moore.
John Lambert, co-founder of Students for Trump, was arrested last week and charged with wire fraud for inventing a lawyer persona named “Eric Pope” that he used to solicit legal work online.
He allegedly worked w/ a co-conspirator who hasn't been named. https://t.co/1Uc3jlyVhs
— Caroline Orr (@RVAwonk) April 24, 2019
According to the news outlet, Lambert is the vice chairman of Students for Trump and has appeared on NBC and Fox News and has even shared a stage with the hard-right provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos.
Students For Trump is a national group that mobilized college campuses in the run-up to the 2016 election and plans to do so again in 2020.