Detectives Arrest Woman Posing as Attorney
McLean Police District – Detectives assigned to our Organized Crime and Intelligence Bureau have arrested a Gainesville woman who misrepresented herself as an attorney and accepted money for legal services that placed vulnerable members of our community at risk. Earlier this year, detectives became aware of victims who paid Americanos for America Party Incorporated for legal assistance in matters related to immigration. Unsuspecting victims met Jasmine Moawad, 45, in rented office space in the Tyson’s area and paid for legal services that Moawad was not licensed to perform. Moawad was arrested early this morning with the assistance of Virginia State Police and Prince William County Police and charged with two felony counts of larceny by false pretenses. She was taken to the Adult Detention Center where she was released on an $8,000 unsecured bond.
Detectives are seeking additional victims who paid for services from the Americanos for America Party Incorporated and never received the services which they paid for. Victims are asked to call 703-802-2750. Tips can also be submitted anonymously through Crime Solvers by phone – 1-866-411-TIPS (866-411-8477), by text – Type “FCCS” plus tip to 847411, and by web –Click HERE. Download our Mobile tip411 App “Fairfax Co Crime Solvers”. Anonymous tipsters are eligible for cash rewards of $100 to $1,000 if their information leads to an arrest.
All persons who practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia are required to register through the Virginia Bar Association. You can search for attorneys registered with the Virginia Bar Association by clicking HERE.
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