OAKMONT, Pa. -- Allegheny County police don't deny that Charles Arrotti knows a lot about the law. But they say that doesn't make him a lawyer -- and that made it a crime when Arrotti argued 14 cases before local district judges.
The 56-year-old Arrotti served five months in jail after pleading guilty in 1993 to impersonating a lawyer. He was found out again when a county who investigated the first Arrotti case, recognized Arrotti in a district courtroom in March.
He is charged with 14 counts of unauthorized practice of law, theft by deception and theft of services.