Jay Speer is executive director of the Virginia Poverty Law Center, a Richmond nonprofit committed to leading and coordinating efforts to seek justice in civil legal matters for lower-income Virginians.
A recent headline from Lawyers Weekly (referencing a Richmond Times-Dispatch article) reads: Fraudster preyed on the poor. “A self-proclaimed credit consultant has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for ripping off debt-troubled customers in Chesterfield County,” the story says. As any legal-aid attorney will tell you, this is a familiar story. Fraudsters prey […]