Brian T. Valery convinced everyone that he had earned his position at a major Manhattan law firm. But by billing clients based on a lawyer's salary, he was actually stealing money. That's because Valery never was a lawyer in the first place, having fabricated most everything about his legal background, from his Fordham Law School education to his passing of the New York bar exam. On Wednesday, the former Anderson, Kill & Olick employee pleaded guilty to second-degree grand larceny.
Phony Associate Pleads Guilty to Grand Larceny
The Connecticut Law Tribune
October 11, 2007