A north suburban Skokie man was arrested and charged with impersonating a lawyer Friday in the North Side Uptown neighborhood.
The Cook County Sheriff’s office has caught someone pretending to be an attorney in real courtrooms – for the second time in six weeks.
A man who allegedly impersonated a lawyer to get money from criminal suspects in more than 60 cases in Cook County has been indicted on three felony counts.
Tahir Malik fraudulently represented defendants in court, sometimes charging them thousands of dollars, Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart says.
Tahir Malik of Skokie was a familiar face before several Cook County judges, from Traffic Court to criminal cases. But it turns out he wasn’t really a lawyer.