Following on from our previous articles regarding the “fake law firms” we today highlight two more and identify the actual persons whose images have been used.
The first is the so-called founder of the company Manuel Cilavoz Varintos, who is in actual fact Carlos Magnanini the Global Account Manager for the Argentinian company Clarke Modet & Co Argentina SA.
Another photograph on the website named as Fernando Siltal Crostena is actually another Argentinian, Doctor Jaime Leonardo Kleidermacher of A. Kleidermacher Abogados & Consultores. He graduated from the University of Buenos Aires in 1986.
The third lawyer pictured Manolo Derban Ferolita has so far not been found on any searches.
Another of the “fake” law firms is Amador Galeca Abogados, which we highlighted in September 2017.
The so-called founder of this company is named as Amador Malodan Galeca, he is in fact Emilio J. Zegrí Boada, from the Spanish law firm Zegri + Olivar, based at Avenida Diagonal, 606, Principal 1ª 08021 Barcelona.
Another lawyer whose image is being used is named as Simono Maenga Arlovas, he is in fact a young but distinguished lawyer named Joshua R. Valentine, from the law firm Caulder & Valentine based at 1157 E Marion St Suite 4 Shelby, NC 28150. tel:704.470.2440 .704.754.8401 (fax).
According to his profile on the firms website he is a very highly educated young lawyer:
- Charlotte School of Law
- J.D., Magna Cum Laude
- Associate Editor of Charlotte School of Law Law Review
- Certification and Concentration in Employment Law
- Phi Delta Phi International Legal Honor Society
- Order of the Crown
- Pro Bono Honors
- CALI Awards (Highest Grade)—Lawyering Process and Contracts
- Full Scholarship
- Gardner-Webb University
- B.S. in Accounting, Summa Cum Laude
- Distinguished Senior Student Award – Highest GPA
- Alpha Sigma Lambda National Honorary Society
- North Carolina State Bar
- South Carolina State Bar
- United States Federal Court for the Western District of North Carolina
We now have two lawyers from the Amador Galeca website from the same law firm, Clarke Kann Lawyers from Australia, this firm has two offices based at Level 7, 300 Queen Street Brisbane QLD 4000 Australia and Level 4, 9 Castlereagh Street Sydney NSW 2000 Australia.
So there we have it, not only are these “fake” firms forging official documents, using official logos illegally but also using photographs of genuine lawyers without their knowledge, although they will know by the end of today.
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