Fake California Lawyer Preyed on Clients for Years, State Bar Says

(Reuters) - A Los Angeles man faked being a lawyer for at least five years and stole the identities of real attorneys in order to fool clients, according to bar officials in the state who said they have seized his phony practices. 

The State Bar of California on Thursday said Peter Shah, also known as Peter Sharokhi and Pedram Sharokhi, practiced law without a license and forged the signatures of both clients and other attorneys as part of his scheme. He operated under the guise of more than a dozen law firm and other business names, the state bar said. 

Read the entire news article.  Reuters, October 28, 2022, By Chinekwu Osakwe 

NICB assisted this investigation.