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Attorney Convicted in Credit Card Scam Used to Pay for Law School


— December 21, 2004

LOS ANGELES (AP) – An attorney accused of using a credit card scam to pay his way through law school was convicted of federal fraud and conspiracy charges.

Christian Ehlers, 29, of Rancho Palos Verdes, a 2001 graduate of Loyola Law School, was convicted by a jury Tuesday in U.S. District Court of one count of conspiracy, eight counts of using false names in a scheme to defraud, 11 counts of unauthorized use of credit cards and one count of wire fraud.

American Express, Citibank, Discover Card, First USA, Household Bank and Provider Bank lost $1.2 million in the scam, according to trial testimony.

Now Ehlers faces up to 175 years in prison, and disbarment. Details here from the AP via the Modesto Bee. (via SoCalLawBlog)


LOS ANGELES (AP) – An attorney accused of using a credit card scam to pay his way through law school was convicted of federal fraud and conspiracy charges.

Christian Ehlers, 29, of Rancho Palos Verdes, a 2001 graduate of Loyola Law School, was convicted by a jury Tuesday in U.S. District Court of one count of conspiracy, eight counts of using false names in a scheme to defraud, 11 counts of unauthorized use of credit cards and one count of wire fraud.

American Express, Citibank, Discover Card, First USA, Household Bank and Provider Bank lost $1.2 million in the scam, according to trial testimony.

Now Ehlers faces up to 175 years in prison, and disbarment. Details here from the AP via the Modesto Bee. (via SoCalLawBlog)

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