Monday, December 23, 2013

'Fake' Lawyer Who Represented Jacqueline and Christopher Laurita Is Indicted
The Franklin Lakes man who posed as an attorney for cast members of the Real Housewives of New Jersey accused of beating a Paramus man was indicted by a grand jury on Tuesday, according to Ridgewood Patch.

Mark J. McGuire, 53, was charged by Ridgewood police with a single count of "unauthorized representation" for telling three Ridgewood police officers he was allowed to practice law in the state of New Jersey. 

McGuire, who isn't a licensed attorney in New Jersey, had "represented" Jacqueline and Christopher Laurita after a Paramus man claimed the Lauritas and fellow cast member Joe Gorga assaulted him in a bloody confrontation at the grand opening of a Ridgewood business.

The criminal charges against the Housewives, as well as countercharges filed against the accuser, were dropped in September. The accuser, Johnny Karagiorgis, has filed a civil suit against the reality stars seeking damages.
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