A convicted child abuser finds himself back in a Miami jail.
For two years a convicted child abuser accused of posing as a criminal defense lawyer has laid low on the lands of Mexico. But today he finds himself back in a Miami jail.
Imer Armando Perez was extradited to Miami this month and now sits in jail awaiting his trial. He is accused of stealing $70,000 from a duped family who hired him to free an inmate from prison. The charges Perez faces are grand-theft and practicing law without a license.
On top of those charges he is also facing prison for violating probation on a child abuse conviction. He will go appear in a Miami-Dade Circuit Court next week for trial.
Investigators with the U.S. Marshals based in Mexico City picked Perez up in the central Mexican city of Santiago de Querétaro. He had just opened a watering hole there called Cubanitos Cocktail Bar.
After being picked up he was put on a flight to Los Angeles and then later returned to Miami.
Perez has a long history of criminal activity. He was first arrested in 2007 on a charge of sexual battery to a minor. That charge was later reduced to part of a plea deal. He served two years in prison and was released and required to stay on probation until 2026.
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement said in 2014 Perez began passing himself off as an attorney. He crafted his own stationary for his fake firm and boasting about his fake law partners. Those real-life attorney’s were Robert Lamons and Francisco Marty. They represented Perez in 2007 and had no idea he was their names for his con business.
According to agents Perez was hired by relatives of Scotty Posada, serving a 27-year sentence for a 1999 kidnapping. He was paid $70,000 to have Posada released out of prison in 90 days.
There was no such deal. Perez is now being held without bond.