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Fake attorney indicted

Terence Kindlon Jr., 42, of Staten Island, has been indicted by a New York County grand jury for allegedly practicing law without a license and filing false documents while unlawfully representing a criminal defendant.

He is charged with three counts of first-degree offering a false instrument for filing and two counts of unauthorized practice of law.

It is alleged Kindlon, who is not a lawyer, filed a notice of appearance June 10 in New York County Criminal Court to represent an individual charged with criminal offenses. It is further alleged Kindlon represented the individual on two subsequent occasions and that he filed an affirmation of actual engagement, falsely claiming that he could not be present in Manhattan that day because he was representing another client on a civil case pending in Staten Island.