Rhode Island Lawmaker Arrested for Practicing Law Without License
Rhode Island state Rep. Leo Medina was arrested for allegedly practicing as an attorney without a license.
Rhode Island Rep. Leo Medina was arrested Tuesday morning for allegedly practicing as an attorney without a license, the Providence Journal reports.
Medina, 48, is being accused of eight misdemeanor charges for the unauthorized practice of law, officials told the Journal. Last year, four complaints that Medina allegedly presented himself as a lawyer and received payments for services that were never given led the Rhode Island Supreme Court to recommend his prosecution.
Medina, a Democrat who represents Providence, is already facing felony charges related to his alleged theft of $28,000 from a friend's daughter's life-insurance policy, according to the Journal.