A Pacific Grove man has pleaded guilty to charges that arose after he provided legal advice even though he wasn’t a lawyer and forged a document in a lawsuit he brought forward, prosecutors said Wednesday.
Henry Leinen, 63, had been accused of running LRDI Legal Services in which he gave legal help and advice to people in state and federal courts, according to the Monterey County District Attorney’s Office.
He used the term “legal services” and didn’t disclose that he was not an attorney on his website, prosecutors said.
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Monterey County Superior Court Judge Robert O’Farrell last week declined to issue a writ of mandate requested by Carl Mounteer to remove measures O, P and Q from the Nov. 6 ballot. But Mounteer, who is also a lawyer, said he will probably file a post-election suit seeking to have the measures invalidated if they pass. “I would pay the tax then sue them for my money back,”
Michael Yacuta Alvarez, 49, fled a Salinas courtroom in August when it appeared a judge was going to sentence him to prison rather than probation.
Prosecutor Lisa Poll said her office received several tips from local residents saying that Alvarez was seen about town shortly after his flight. Some reported that he was driving a red BMW. Others saw him in a 1998 black Mercedes with the license plate number 5WKG476.
She said Alvarez has reportedly been seen at his former address, 740 Harrison Road, and at a home in the 28000 block of Mesa del Tierra, both in Salinas.
Alvarez also maintained offices at Jamber Properties, 1974 N. Main St. in Salinas, and at 1745 Saratoga Ave., Suite 2A in San Jose. He began selling real estate after his conviction.