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August 08, 2014

Who Is He? Allegedly Fake Lawyer Busted, FBI, US Attorney, Federal Judge Don’t Know Who “Shlomo Dickerman” Really Is

Haredi handcuffs black suit 2Gray-haired and bearded, yarmulke-wearing “Stephen G. ‘Shlomo’ Dickerman” hung out his lawyer’s shingle in the Brighton Beach neighborhood of Brooklyn in 2009 and began taking cases, charging clients $400 an hour for legal advice and state and local trial work – even though he may not really be an attorney and even though “Stephen G. ‘Shlomo’ Dickerman” is likely not his real name.

 

Who Is He? Allegedly Fake Lawyer Busted, FBI, US Attorney, Federal Judge Don’t Know Who “Shlomo Dickerman” Really Is
Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com

Gray-haired and bearded, yarmulke-wearing “Stephen G. ‘Shlomo’ Dickerman” hung out his lawyer’s shingle in the Brighton Beach neighborhood of Brooklyn in 2009 and began taking cases, charging clients $400 an hour for legal advice and state and local trial work, the New York Times reported.

In 2012, “Dickerman” applied to handle federal cases in the Eastern District of New York, which includes Brooklyn. But by this summer, federal authorities had become suspicious enough to investigate “Dickerman,” who was soon arrested. He arraigned in federal court in Brooklyn yesterday on identity theft and making fraudulent statements charges – whoever he is.

That’s because as of now, “Dickerman’s” fiancee, the judge, the prosecution and the FBI really don’t know.

The federal magistrate judge, Ramon E. Reyes Jr., refused to grant “Dickerman” bail because of that.

Law enforcement officials say all they know is that he is not the real Stephen G. Dickerman, who was a lawyer for more than 40 years, but who has not renewed his license to practice law since 2008.

The allegedly fake Dickerman allegedly stole the real Dickerman’s attorney registration number and identity, and then later tried to change his first name on that license to Shlomo for “religious reasons.”

The allegedly fake Dickerman has reportedly represented clients in at least 12 federal lawsuits heard in the same federal court where he was arraigned.

Lawyers who had dealt with he allegedly fake Dickerman told the Times they were shocked.

“He did not appear, necessarily, to be a good lawyer; he didn’t appear to be a non-lawyer,” David S. Stone of Stone & Magnanini reportedly said.

For his part, the allegedly fake Dickerman continued to insist he was the real Stephen G. Dickerman – even though prosecutors and the FBI say he isn’t, and even though the information on his driver’s license doesn’t match.

The allegedly fake Dickerman told federal court officials in his 2012 application to practice in the Eastern District that he had a master’s degree in law from New York University.

NYU reportedly has no record that eaither a Stephen Dickerman or a Shlomo Dickerman received that degree.

A federal prosecutor noted that when the allegedly fake Dickerman was arrested, he had in his possession a New York State driver’s license in the name of Steven H. Dickman. That Dickman, “appears to be a disbarred attorney with a criminal history” that includes two convictions on grand larceny charges, of which one resulted in a three-year prison sentence, the Times reported. “The government has really no idea who the defendant is at this point,” the prosecutor continued, adding that it was waiting for the results of a fingerprint analysis.

The allegedly fake Dickerman’s layer then told the court the birth date her client had given to court officers – June 1942 – did not match the one on the Steven Dickman driver’s license – February 1945 – he had when arrested.

And, the allegedly fake Dickerman’s attorney added, even though his fiancee had posted a surety for him, even she doesn’t really know who the allegedly fake Dickerman really is.

The magistrate judge looked at the driver’s license and then denied bail.

“I don’t know who this gentleman is,” he said.

The allegedly fake Dickerman has several current cases he’s handling in federal court.

The most recent was reportedly filed on Tuesday.

[Hat Tip: Ban the 'Rabbis.' ]

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Great story. What of all the cases he handled?
It seems everyone he represented can ask for a
'do over'.

How dare you question the credentials of attorney Dickerman! A respect partner in the firm of Dewey, Cheatham and Howe.

“He did not appear, necessarily, to be a good lawyer; he didn’t appear to be a non-lawyer”.

Priceless.

with a name like dikerman u know u will get screwed

It's obvious - They are shooting a Jewish spinoff of "Suits" called "Halat" and this guy is an actor.

Great story. What of all the cases he handled?
It seems everyone he represented can ask for a 'do over'.

Posted by: ah-pee-chorus | August 08, 2014 at 01:23 PM

Not necessarily. If he handled a criminal defense then his "clients" were denied their Sixth Amendment rights. The rest is not so clear.

Did the imposter also live on Brighton 11th St or only the office is located there? If he actually lived there something is really suspicious as the neighborhood is Russian, not Orthodox.

There has been an orthodox imposter here & there who has not even been Jewish. Remember Jorge Puello the Dominican pedophile with the yarmulka giving international TV interviews while appearing Haredi?

Maybe Master Shmarya's next legislative push after getting Yoel Weiss to do "hard time" is to make it a standalone crime to even want to look Haredi. Italian fashion designer Fabio Inghirami could even go to jail for a line of Hasidic type clothing he once introduced on the fashion runways.

Brighton Beach - home of some of the world's finest financial and healthcare frauds. Makes me feel a little homesick for the place..

know your rights.

no license necessary to practice law.

granted the exercise of this right is too much of a pain in the ass with the current licensing regime I don't do it myself and I don't recommend it.

http://freedom-school.com/law/court-cases-supporting-no-license.html


no license necessary to practice law.

granted the exercise of this right is too much of a pain in the ass with the current licensing regime I don't do it myself and I don't recommend it.

http://freedom-school.com/law/court-cases-supporting-no-license.html

Posted by: this is a name | August 09, 2014 at 09:41 PM

נאַרישקייט

Not one case posted stands as a defense to the charges here, among them that in the State of New York the defendant falsely claimed to be a lawyer and took money under those false pretenses.

wigmore idiot the case law says that no license is necessary to call yourself a lawyer and practice for other people.


DO NOT TRY TO EXERCISE THIS RIGHT BECAUSE LAWYERS ARE GANGSTERS THAT WANT TO LIMIT ENTRY INTO THEIR GUILD ITS JUST NOT WORTH IT.

wigmore idiot the case law says that no license is necessary to call yourself a lawyer and practice for other people.


DO NOT TRY TO EXERCISE THIS RIGHT BECAUSE LAWYERS ARE GANGSTERS THAT WANT TO LIMIT ENTRY INTO THEIR GUILD ITS JUST NOT WORTH IT.

Posted by: this is a name | August 10, 2014 at 06:22 AM

Please cite me one case in the State of New York that says (quoting you): "the case law says that no license is necessary to call yourself a lawyer and practice for other people."

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