Monday, December 08, 2008

NY lawyer arrested for impersonation

Reuters Canada
Fri Dec 5, 2008 2:24pm EST

"TORONTO (Reuters) - A prominent New York corporate lawyer has been arrested in Toronto on a charge of impersonation, police said on Friday.

Marc Dreier, founder and managing partner of Dreier LLP, was scheduled to appear in court Friday morning to answer charges of "impersonation with intent," said Constable Tony Vella, a spokesman for Toronto police...

Dreier, 58, headed the litigation department in the New York office of law firm Fulbright & Jaworski LLP and had been a litigation partner at Rosenman & Colin LLP before founding Dreier LLP in 1996, according to a biography on his firm's website.

He is a graduate of Yale College and Harvard Law School and has worked as a commercial litigator for more than 30 years, the website said...

The New York Times, in a website posting on Friday, said the law firm, which has more than 250 attorneys, canceled a holiday party that had been scheduled for Thursday evening at the Waldorf-Astoria hotel in Manhattan."

No wonder they cancelled their holiday party...they were all busy checking their heads. Somebody didn't do their due diligence! Sounds like the character from "Catch Me If You Can".

Read more about the $100 fraud this guy is charged with here.

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