Criminal Justice

Jailed Inmate Faces Charge After Prosecutors Say He Impersonated His Lawyer to Gain Phone Privileges

A defendant already jailed awaiting trial in a drug case is expected to face an additional identity theft charge after prosecutors say he impersonated his public defender in order to place a phone call to another inmate.

John Bouraphael is accused of making a three-way call from the Rockingham County jail and using his attorney’s New Hampshire bar identification number to persuade guards at the Merrimack County jail that he was assistant public defender Anthony Naro, the Union Leader reports.

Authorities at the Rockingham County jail discovered the claimed ruse while reviewing recordings of outgoing inmate phone calls.

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