A 73-year-old Houston man has been arrested and charged with posing as a lawyer, after Harris County prosecutors allege that he stole the identity of a real attorney, set up a fake law office and scammed dozens of would-be clients out of fees.

Police arrested John B. Kennedy late last week in his North Houston office on felony charges of falsely holding oneself out as an attorney and fraudulent use of identifying information, according to a press release from the Harris County District Attorney’s Office.

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