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N.J. man charged - again - as phony lawyer

Feds say Leaford George Cameron defrauded at least 74 “clients” by pretending to be an immigration lawyer

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Leaford George Cameron, a wannabe lawyer who looks more like a crazed hypnotist, made news in 2013 when he was arrested by Delaware County authorities for allegedly impersonating an attorney.

When detectives asked whether he was licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania, "his reply was that he should be," according to the criminal complaint.

Now, Cameron is in even bigger trouble.

U.S. Attorney Zane Memeger announced yesterday that Cameron, 62, of Burlington, N.J., has been indicted for mail fraud, wire fraud and false statements.

Cameron allegedly ran a fraudulent law practice between 2003 and this year and defrauded approximately 74 "clients" who were residents of Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Jamaica, and India.

Cameron even appeared in court, primarily handling immigration matters.

"The longevity of Cameron's alleged fraud, the amount of victims already identified, and far reaching impact in this case is staggering," said John P. Kelleghan, special agent in charge of Homeland Security Investigations in Philadelphia.

"HSI will continue to investigate and seek out those who may have fallen prey to this alleged imposter's scheme. We encourage anyone with any contact with this person to contact us right away," Kelleghan said.

Anyone who used Cameron's services should call Homeland Security Investigations at 215-717-4987.

If convicted of all charges, Cameron faces a maximum sentence of 75 years in prison.