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NY Times: An Immigration Attorney Is Accused of Being a Fraud, and His Clients Scramble for Help

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NY Times: An Immigration Attorney Is Accused of Being a Fraud, and His Clients Scramble for Help

February 25, 2009

Nina Bernstein

More than 100 former clients of a man accused of falsely posing as an immigration lawyer thronged the 19th-century marble lobby of the New York City Bar Association on Monday night, drawn by an offer of free advice from real lawyers.

Filing upstairs, the clients waited under chandeliers and portraits of legal giants, then jammed conference rooms where 54 volunteer lawyers, working in pairs, tried to untangle the messes left in their immigration cases by the accused man, Victor M. Espinal.

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