Pennsylvania man impersonates lawyer for second time

Sunday, September 11, 2005

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.

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