Friday, January 2, 2015

Notary in Mass ordered to stop engaging in unauthorized practice of immigration law

Barahona is commissioned as a notary public, but he is not a licensed attorney, as he represented to numerous residents, or an “Accredited Representative,” a special designation given by the federal government to a small number of non-lawyers who have knowledge and experience in immigration law and are permitted to represent clients in immigration proceedings. - See more at: http://waltham.wickedlocal.com/article/20141215/News/141217816#sthash.5VEwWpEe.dpuf“We allege this defendant engaged in widespread fraudulent conduct and preyed upon vulnerable residents of Massachusetts,” Coakley said. “The unauthorized practice of law, particularly when it concerns immigration matters, not only causes significant economic harm, but also places unsuspecting consumers at risk.”
A Massachusetts notary is accused of misrepresenting himself to those seeking immigration assistance. Those who do that are, in my opinion, the dregs of notary society. 

Happy reading!
Brenda, your NNN Curator


Waltham man ordered to stop engaging 

in unauthorized practice of immigration law


Barahona is commissioned as a notary public, but he is not a licensed attorney, as he represented to numerous residents, or an “Accredited Representative,” a special designation given by the federal government to a small number of non-lawyers who have knowledge and experience in immigration law and are permitted to represent clients in immigration proceedings.

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