Tennessee man John Lambert was arrested for fraudulently posing as a Manhattan attorney and bilking people of thousands of dollars for his fake services.
It turns out that Lambert, who solicited legal work through the fake name “Eric Pope,” is the co-founder of Students For Trump:
John Lambert, co-founder of Students for Trump, was arrested last week and charged with wire fraud for inventing a lawyer persona named “Eric Pope” that he used to solicit legal work online.# p #3_8 # ad skipped = true #
He allegedly worked w/ a co-conspirator who hasn't been named. https://t.co/1Uc3jlyVhs# p #4_8 # ad skipped = true #
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Students For Trump, a campus conservative group, worked to get out the vote for President Donald Trump in the run-up to the 2016 presidential election. Its current chairman, Ryan Fournier, has pledged to do the same in 2020.
While Lambert headed up the group, he made multiple appearances on NBC News and Fox News, and appeared at an event with alt-right personality Milo Yiannopoulos.