In August, 'Students For Trump' Co-Founder Pleaded Guilty To $46K Fraud Scheme
John Lambert, who co-founded the group Students for Trump, pleaded guilty in August to scamming people while posing as an attorney, the New York Daily News reported last year.
- Lambert’s $46,000 scam involved the creation of a fake law firm called Pope & Dunn, where he presented himself as an attorney named Eric Pope, “a graduate of NYU Law School with a finance degree from the University of Pennsylvania and 15 years of experience in corporate and patent law.”
- Lambert said in court that he and an unnamed accomplice sold themselves as “qualified lawyers...providing legal services” while he was living in North Carolina from 2016 to 2018.
- The Trump supporter admitted in open court that he is not an attorney, when asked by Judge Valerie Caproni.
- Lambert’s plea deal included a sentence of 21 months or less and his agreement to forfeit $46,654.
In 2015, Lambert and his then-classmate Ryan Fournier founded Students for Trump, boosting the pair to national attention.
“They made frequent media appearances and ran a Students For Trump Twitter account featuring photos of bikini-clad women and pics of themselves at political events,” the Daily News noted.
The organization distanced itself from Lambert after his April arrest, however, and noted that he left the group after President Donald Trump took office.