- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 24, 2015

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (AP) - A Bronx man is accused of posing as an attorney and bilking two Long Island residents out of thousands in bogus legal fees.

Newsday reports (https://nwsdy.li/1e2XILI ) 65-year-old Mario Tolisano was arrested Tuesday and charged with grand larceny and impersonating an attorney. He was arrested at Rikers Island, where he was being held on an unrelated charge.

Acting Nassau District Attorney Madeline Singas says Tolisano told two residents he was an attorney who could perform loan modifications in 2012 and 2013. Singas says he never delivered the services and pocketed more than $20,000 in bogus fees.

He’s due back in court Thursday. His attorney says he’s likely to plead guilty to the top charge at that hearing.

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Information from: Newsday, https://www.newsday.com

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