Friday, November 11, 2011
An attorney who was convicted of misdemeanor attempted identity theft was suspended for six months by the New York Appellate Division for the Second Judicial Department.
According to this article in the New York Post, the victim was his own daughter:
A Long Island businessman betrayed his daughter - stealing her identity and wrecking her life by taking out nearly $100,000 in phony loans, authorities said.
Jacob Armon's scheme was uncovered after his daughter, Jesse, 22, found her credit a shambles last July and reported him to cops, sources said.
Armon, 57, was arrested Wednesday at his $2.8 million Oyster Bay Cove mansion, which sources say is in foreclosure, and arraigned yesterday on charges of grand larceny and ID theft.
"I guess he just figured this would be a great way to make money for himself," Nassau County Police Detective Sgt. Thomas Reilly said. Armon has portrayed himself as a major attorney and businessman, donating cash to Rudy Giuliani's campaigns, handing over six-figure sums to hospitals, and identifying himself as the head of a defense electronics company called Imrex.