It appears that far too many rabid Trump supporters follow his lead on defrauding the public and lying for profit. Steve Bannon, for instance, defrauded Trump voters by convincing them that sending him money to “build the wall” would be used for that purpose; instead, he paid for his own plastic surgery and siphoned more than a million dollars for his own personal gain. Former New York City Mayor-turned Trump TV lawyer Rudy Giuliani is currently under federal investigation for attempting to browbeat the Ukrainian government to spread false conspiracy theories about Trump’s opponent, Joe Biden. Former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort was convicted of tax and bank fraud.
Of course, this pattern falls right in line with the fraudsters hero, Donald Trump, who was ordered to refund millions of dollars to defrauded students who paid to attend Trump University.
This baby faced MAGA fraudster claimed to have 15yrs legal experience. He will have 13 months to consider the error of his ways.
Students for Trump founder John Lambert sentenced to 13 months for posing as lawyer https://t.co/mynGZ3sgDP
— Richard Signorelli (@richsignorelli) May 11, 2021
Co-founder of Students for Trump, John Lambert, now joins that growing list. Lambert was convicted of fraud for impersonating a lawyer and collecting legal fees from clients who believed he was representing him. On Tuesday, he was sentenced to 13 years in prison for his crimes.
According to NY Daily News:
‘John Lambert, 25, pretended to be as Eric Pope, of the Manhattan-based firm Pope & Dunn. He falsely claimed to be a graduate of NYU Law School with a finance degree from University of Pennsylvania and 15 years of experience in corporate and patent law.’
The judge also didn't buy Students For Trump co-founder John Lambert's apology
Lambert: "My soul is left broken"
Judge Caproni: "…You could have gotten a job and tried to repay [your victims]. But you didn't."
— Zach Everson (@Z_Everson) May 11, 2021
Lambert, who has since admitted that he operated the scheme from 2016 to 2018, reportedly collected $46,654 from his defrauded clients. Since that time, Lambert has denounced Trump and withdrew his support for the controversial political figure. However, he had no problem committing the same fraudulent acts Trump has, which he will now face consequences for, although Trump might never do the same.
‘Mr. Lambert took his money and did nothing. Mr. Lambert did not even have the common decency to make up an excuse and tell the victim to hire another attorney.’
“Lambert’s co-conspirator in the fraud was Fournier, the Students for Trump co-founder, Peters said. Fournier cooperated with prosecutors, the hearing revealed.”
Students for Trump founder John Lambert sentenced to 13 months for posing as lawyer https://t.co/jcxJmrBoxM
— Julie (@julielipsss) May 11, 2021
When Lambert was charged with fraud, it was reported that he had a co-conspirator, who has now been identified as Ryan Fournier, the co-founder of Students for Trump and a vocal far right advocate on Twitter and other social media outlets. Fournier is still a social media presence, spreading conspiracy theories about the 2020 elections, who only avoided the same fate as Lambert by giving him up to police.
‘I lost focus on who I was. My ignorance was a disrespect to the law and my country. My life will be forever marked by this poor choice at a young age.’
Never mind, Molly. This is the unindicted one. https://t.co/vKKhlegnum
— (((Howard Forman))) (@thehowie) May 25, 2020
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