Students For Trump Founder Pleads Guilty To Fraud Scheme, Pretended To Be Lawyer, Faces Up To 20 Years

The New York Daily News reports:

The founder of Students for Trump pleaded guilty Tuesday to running a $46,000 scam in which he posed as a lawyer and gave legal advice.

John Lambert, 23, created a website for a fake law firm called Pope & Dunn and claimed to be Eric Pope, a graduate of NYU Law School with a finance degree from the University of Pennsylvania and 15 years of experience in corporate and patent law, prosecutors said.

In brief remarks in Manhattan Federal Court, the babyfaced fraudster from Knoxville, Tenn. said he engaged in the scheme with an accomplice who was not identified. Lambert said they represented themselves as “qualified lawyers…providing legal services.”

Fox News reports:

Lambert  guilty in a New York federal court to one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud.  Under the terms of the plea deal, Lambert will forfeit $46,654 and won’t appeal any sentence of 21 months or less, according to the paper. He faces up to 20 years in prison. He is scheduled to be sentenced Nov. 18.

For an in-depth look at the scam and how Trump continues to promote the group to this day, check out this excellent Politico profile. Perhaps most significantly, the kid was obsessed with The Wolf Of Wall Street.