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.