Students for Trump Founder Pleads Guilty for Nefarious Scam

A 23-year-old Tennessee man who co-founded Students for Trump pleaded guilty in Manhattan federal court Tuesday after pretending to be a lawyer in a $46,000 scam.

John Lambert pretended to be a fictitious lawyer named Eric Pope, a New York University Law School graduate with 15 years of experience. He set up a website for his fake law firm Pope & Dunn by copying and pasting attorney biographies from the website of Cravath, Swaine & Moore, reported The New York Law Journal.

Lambert said in his remarks before the court that he had an unidentified accomplice in the scheme, reported The New York Daily News.

Lambert pleaded guilty to wire fraud conspiracy and agreed to forfeit $46,654, according to The NY Daily News. He will not appeal his sentence if it is 21 months or fewer under a plea deal with prosecutors. Lambert’s sentencing is scheduled for Nov. 18.

Read more at The Daily Caller.

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