An attorney was arraigned Tuesday on an additional felony charge of false pretense after allegedly failing to provide legal services to a client who paid him to represent her in a child custody suit in Berkeley County, according to court documents.
Kenneth J. Ford, 37, of Baltimore, who has been charged with six felony counts of false pretense and one misdemeanor count of false pretense, was arraigned by Berkeley County Magistrate JoAnn Overington, according to court documents.
Ford is due to appear in magistrate court next week for preliminary hearings on the charges, according to court records.
The warrant issued Tuesday alleges Ford was paid a total of $2,000 in 2010 and 2011, but no legal actions had been filed on behalf of his client, according to court documents.
Ford first was arraigned on Jan. 11 on allegations that he forged a court order after being paid by former West Virginia University basketball standout Kevin Pittsnogle for legal services that were not provided. Multiple allegations have surfaced since then.
— Matthew Umstead