Alleged phony attorney gets real bracelets

Reportedly bilked client out of 2-million dollar trust fund

Associated Press
December 14, 2019 - 10:52 am
Phony attorney gets real jail time


(AP) — Authorities in Louisiana say a woman has been arrested for pretending to be an attorney and stealing $2 million from a client with special needs. 

Kristina Galjour was arrested Thursday and charged with bank fraud, computer fraud, theft valued over $25,000, exploitation of the infirm and illegally practicing law without a license. 

The 57-year-old victim has a developmental disability and inherited a trust fund after his parents died. 

Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Capt. Jason Rivarde says Galijour coerced the man into thinking she was an attorney and over a three-year period she emptied his $2 million trust fund. 

The investigation is ongoing. 

It's unclear whether Galijour has an attorney.

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