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Tue May 11, 2021, 07:27 PM

Judge sentences co-founder of 'Students for Trump' to prison

NEW YORK (AP) — A co-founder of “Students for Trump” during the 2016 presidential campaign was sentenced to 13 months in prison Tuesday for posing as a lawyer to cheat people he found on the internet out of thousands of dollars.

U.S. District Judge Valerie E. Caproni in Manhattan rejected defense efforts to portray John Tyler Lambert as a naive victim of a co-conspirator whose “youthful exuberance" made him think he could create a fake persona to learn the law and help others. Lambert pleaded guilty to wire fraud in August 2019.

“This crime took a lot of thought,” she said. The judge ordered forfeiture of over $46,000 and restitution of more than $21,000 as she expressed disappointment that Lambert so far had not tried to get a job to begin repaying victims.

Caproni said Lambert's work to promote former President Donald Trump on college campuses was “a wonderful thing” because it kept young people engaged in government, but she said the leadership skills he used to do good in that role were used to do harm when he created a fake Manhattan law firm to lure victims online.

Lambert, 25, of Bristol, Tennessee, was a “cold-blooded fraudster who cared not a whit about the victims of his fraud,” the judge said.

Prosecutors said Lambert from August 2016 through April 2018 advertised himself on the internet as a prominent New York attorney and graduate of an elite law school who had worked with hundreds of clients, including “tech moguls” and “entrepreneurs,” in Europe and the United States.

Lambert, using the alias “Eric Pope,” lured at least six individuals and corporations into paying him to resolve credit issues, draft a will, resolve a dispute with a former employee and help with corporate and intellectual property law, prosecutors said.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/judge-sentences-co-founder-students-222025510.html

Somebody give me a tissue, I’m about to bust out crying. 🤣

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Response to edbermac (Original post)

Tue May 11, 2021, 07:37 PM

1. I see a future party leader there. It is just good business.

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Response to Chainfire (Reply #1)

Tue May 11, 2021, 08:04 PM

3. If he's a cuckold he can be just like Roger Stone.

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Response to edbermac (Original post)

Tue May 11, 2021, 07:41 PM

2. cold-blooded fraudster who cared not a whit about the victims of his fraud - IOW typical Republican!

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Response to edbermac (Original post)

Tue May 11, 2021, 08:09 PM

4. From another article same story

Get your tissues ready, this may put you over the edge

“I lost focus on who I was. My ignorance was a disrespect to the law and my country,” Lambert said in Manhattan Federal Court. “My life will be forever marked by this poor choice at a young age.”

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Response to rpannier (Reply #4)

Tue May 11, 2021, 08:34 PM

6. I'm glad he did it at a young age

so the rest of his life that will be forever marked will be long and difficult.

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Response to edbermac (Original post)

Tue May 11, 2021, 08:33 PM

5. Let's see -- 13 months in jail . . .

So, in 14 months, he will be an official in the Republican National Committee, or, a part of Trump's 2024 campaign committee . . . right??

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Response to AverageOldGuy (Reply #5)

Tue May 11, 2021, 09:20 PM

9. He'll probably run for office on the GQP ticket.

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Response to AverageOldGuy (Reply #5)

Tue May 11, 2021, 09:24 PM

10. trump will not be able to run in 2024, please get rid of that idea

He will be in jail...I know there are skeptics out there who think the buffoon will not do jail time, but something tells me that he will.

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Response to edbermac (Original post)

Tue May 11, 2021, 08:37 PM

7. Have you ever talked to a con man?

My experience is limited but anytime somebody's trying to sell me on something, I'm wary. What doesn't make sense? What sounds too good to be true? Where are the pitfalls here? Something will be off. It won't be what appears on the surface, in the facts or details. It will be some base the con man didn't cover, something that's illogical, incongruent based on your knowledge or experience.

A con man tried to sell me something once, and subsequently nabbed others. He's doing a couple years.

Beware people. Think!

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Response to edbermac (Original post)

Tue May 11, 2021, 09:16 PM

8. Nobody gets this guy, but he's just a natural born lawyer. Don't need no sheepskin, dammit.

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Response to edbermac (Original post)

Tue May 11, 2021, 09:31 PM

11. LOL



I thought that was funny even before I read the body of the OP.

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Response to edbermac (Original post)

Tue May 11, 2021, 10:08 PM

12. I hope Jacob Wohl is sweating bullets

And I hope that any cases against him are still ongoing.

TlalocW

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Response to edbermac (Original post)

Tue May 11, 2021, 10:20 PM

13. I saw the headline and thought to myself, he's either a grifter or a degenerate molester.

...and the winner is, "GRIFTER"! Ding, ding, ding, ding!

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Response to edbermac (Original post)

Wed May 12, 2021, 01:36 PM

14. An obvious alum of Trump University. nt

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