USA: Miami Lakes Man Accused of Posing as Lawyer, Stealing Thousands From ‘Clients’

A Miami Lakes man who posed as an attorney and collected legal fees from at least two “clients” has been arrested for practicing law without a license, authorities said.

Ian Medina, who is also running for Miami Lakes town council, was arrested Saturday following an investigation by the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office.

In addition to the practicing law without a license charge, the 28-year-old faces charges of organized scheme to defraud, grand theft, and making a false statement to department of state, according to an arrest warrant.

The investigation into Medina began after the Florida Bar received complaints that he was misrepresenting himself as an attorney and taking money for legal services he never performed, the warrant said.

Medina was booked into jail and later released on bond on Sunday. He spoke with NBC 6 on Wednesday, saying that he is a lawyer, but he is not a licensed attorney.

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