Eric Phillips of California is going to have 33 months in federal prison to think back about his glory days of allegedly helping to create Georggin Law, pay the attorney who risked his license some compensation, and fleece consumers for credit repair services.
As complaints about the debt relief services began to pile up with the FBI, an investigation began into the false front operation.
According to reports, while Phillips was an employee, he was also the reported mastermind behind to fake front which mislead consumers he had some sort of credit repair legal powers.
“Two former clients Jenny Summers and Daniel Ramirez addressed the judge at Phillip’s sentencing. Summers paid Phillips a retainer fee of $4200; Ramirez paid $6600. Both are entitled to restitution.
“I thought they might be lenient and give him parole, so I’m ecstatic,” Summers said after the sentencing. “I think that a jail sentence will do him good.”
“I don’t consider myself naïve, but ‘buyer beware,’” said Ramirez. “You’ve just got to be aware of these people. He was so slick. He was so smooth. He loved to talk. He was good at what he did—talking.”
Georggin told NBC 7 Investigates he had to “take some responsibility” for the scheme. He agreed to pay $90,000 plus interest to 25 former clients of the law firm who filed complaints.
Phillips told clients he had been an attorney with the firm, despite the fact he was not an attorney and was not licensed to practice law.
According to the US Attorney’s office, Phillips admitted to using false claims such as a 100 percent success rate and a money back guarantee. He also admitted to personally pocketing $250,000 from the scheme. – Source