Fla. Woman Gets Prison Time For Setting Up Fake Law Firms

Law360 (November 18, 2020, 8:58 PM EST) -- A Florida law school graduate who posed as a licensed attorney despite failing the bar exam twice was sentenced Wednesday to over four years in federal prison.

U.S. District Judge James S. Moody Jr. not only sentenced Roberta A. Guedes to 4½ years in federal prison — followed by three years of supervised release — but also ordered her to undergo mental health treatment and to pay $14,318 in restitution.

Guedes, 41, formed two fake law firms — Ferguson and McKenzie LLC and Immigration and Litigation Law Office Inc. — shortly after graduating from Stetson University College of Law in 2014,...

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