AG accuses activist of posing as attorney

October 14, 2011 6:26:23 PM PDT
Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan has accused a community activist of falsely claiming to be an attorney.

Margaret Carrasco, 51, of Waukegan denies it. She insists she accurately calls herself a legal representative whenever she appears in court.

Madigan has filed a civil suit claiming Carrasco misrepresented herself as an immigration attorney, took money from clients and put them at risk of deportation.