Disbarred Attorney Sentenced to 270 Days of Jail

Jamaul D. Cannon (DOB 9/3/76), of Carson, California, was sentenced to 270 days in jail for felony violations of identity theft, unlicensed practice of law and filing a false document. This case was the result of an investigation by the California State Bar and prosecuted by the District Attorney’s Office Consumer and Environmental Protection Unit.

Cannon, former California State Bar number 229047, was suspended from the practice of law on August 25, 2016, and ultimately disbarred on January 19, 2017, for his role in a fraudulent loan scheme. In November 2016, Cannon charged a Ventura County resident $12,000 for a family law matter. From November 2016 through August 2017, while his license to practice law was suspended, Cannon used the identity of another lawyer to file paperwork and make appearances in the Ventura County Superior Court.

In addition to his jail sentence, Cannon was placed on formal felony probation for 36 months and ordered to pay restitution to his victims.

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