Bergen County Authorities Charge Man with Unauthorized Practice of Law, Theft
Acting Bergen County Prosecutor Dennis Calo announced the arrest of Mr. Alfredo Ramos 38, of Garfield, NJ on additional charges of Misapplication Of Entrusted Funds and Unauthorized Practice Of Law.
According to a statement released by officials, Ramos was previously arrested on December 18, 2018, by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office and charged with one count of Misapplication Of Entrusted Funds.
The new arrest is the result of an investigation conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office under the direction of Chief Robert Anzilotti.
Officials say, in January 2019, the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Financial Crimes Unit received complaints from two clients of Alfredo Ramos, Esq., regarding his failure to disburse to them over $90,000.00 each, which Ramos had received in trust as the result of two real estate transactions.
Officials say during the course of the investigation, it was determined that Ramos received the funds into his attorney’s trust account and then, instead of forwarding them to his clients, used them for his own purposes.
Officials say they The Supreme Court suspended Ramos from the practice of law since July 3, 2018, by order.
Bergen County authorities arrested Ramos on January 29th in Paramus then charged him with the offenses.
Ramos is scheduled for a first appearance in Central Judicial Processing Court in Hackensack on Wednesday, February 13, 2019, at 8:30 a.m. officials said.
Acting Prosecutor Calo states that the charges are merely accusations and that the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.