A man accused of illegally posing as a lawyer in at least 10 states is back in court -- as a defendant. Howard Kieffer is charged in North Dakota, the first state to prosecute him, with mail fraud and making false statements. In addition to working on federal cases, Kieffer led an Internet discussion group and appeared at seminars throughout the U.S. to speak on federal sentencing, authorities say. Court records show Kieffer previously served time in a federal prison.
Man Accused of Posing as Lawyer Across the U.S. Goes on Trial for Fraud
The Associated Press
April 15, 2009