The state has won a case against a man who repeatedly violated his duties to bankruptcy clients from the poorest areas of the city of Milwaukee, according to a Department of Justice release.
Wisconsin was awarded a judgment for $42,153 against Emory T. Booker III and Legacy Legal Group LLC, according to the release.
The DOJ sued Booker for taking money from clients he recruited using street posters identifying himself as The Light Hero and offering his services to prevent utility shutoffs.
According to the complaint, Booker told clients to file for bankruptcy without an attorney and then charged them for legal representation they did not receive.
The lawsuit alleged that Booker misrepresented his services and failed to make required disclosures to his clients.
The court found that Booker owes former clients $36,768 for fees and awarded the state of Wisconsin $5,385 for attorney fees.