$75K bond for Skokie parolee arrested again for posing as lawyer

Tribune reporter

A Skokie man on parole for posing as a lawyer has struck again, police said.

Tahir Malik, 49, of the 7800 block of Niles Center Road, was charged late Friday with impersonating a lawyer, a felony, police said.

Malik is accused of telling a 65-year-old Northwest Side man he that he is a lawyer and would “help him with traffic offenses’’ if the man paid him $1,400 cash, according to a police report.

He was arrested Friday at 12:45 p.m. in the 5000 block of North Clark Street at his place of business after the victim identified him police said.

Malik, who manages an auto repair shop, hasn’t spent a day in law school and has a history of pretending to be a lawyer, police said.

Malik was paroled in Dec., 2011 after serving one year of a two year sentence for a separate false personation of a lawyer charge, according to the Illinois Department of Corrections.

He was ordered held Saturday in lieu of $75,000 bail on the new charge, prosecuors said.


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