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Below you'll find recent news releases issued by this office.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Fake Attorney Charged

The Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement announce the charging of Imer Armando Perez with 3 counts of Practicing Law Without a License and with Grand Theft 2nd Degree and Grand Theft 3rd Degree resulting from his actions in holding himself out as an attorney and taking cash for supposed legal activities.

In one incident, the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s office received, and forwarded to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE), a retainer agreement between Imer Armando Perez and the family of convicted felon Scotty Posada.  Perez collected a total of $70,000 from Posada’s mother to gain the “guaranteed” release of Posada from state prison prior to the expiration of his 27 year sentence.  In reality, there are no legal actions pending before any court that would allow/facilitate such a release.

In another incident, Imer Armando Perez, holding himself out to be an attorney, represented an individual in traffic court for a $500 fee.  In a third incident, Perez approached an individual and offered his legal services as an attorney for a non-refundable $20,000 fee.

“It is always a shameful act when swindlers walk the halls of our courthouse taking advantage of individuals in need,” commented Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle.  “Guaranteeing a legal result, irrelevant of the existing evidence, is the surest sign that some sort of trickery is at play.  Don’t be a victim of a scam. If you have any concerns about your legal representation, you can always check a lawyer’s status with the Florida Bar.”

There appear to be indications that Imer Armando Perez may be a fugitive. If anyone knows the specific whereabouts of Imer Armando Perez or if others victimized by Perez wish to come forward, they may contact FDLE Special Agent Raul E. Perez at 786-336-1167