Legal-aid firm swindled poor, suit alleges

LA Times reporting

A lawsuit filed in federal court last week alleges that a company that purports to offer legal services to low-income people nationwide instead preys on them.

According to the suit filed in Denver, the victims had asked for assistance from Legal Aid National Services of Aurora, Colo. — or one of a dozen related entities — thinking that they were dealing with a legitimate provider of services for low-income persons.

Those companies and 15 individuals affiliated with them have been operating fake legal-aid operations in 27 states, from California to New Hampshire, the suit alleges. In addition, the defendants also operate paralegal services in every state except Alaska, according to the complaint.

Advertisements

Leave a comment

Filed under Aid, Legal Aid

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s