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Man who appeared to be pretending to be attorney in custody

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An Oakland, Calif., man who tried to impersonate an attorney in Tahoe Township Justice Court is in custody in lieu of $50,000 for failure to appear and contempt.

Jaden Rae Pool, 21, was booked into jail on Tuesday and is scheduled to appear before Justice of the Peace Richard Glasson on Thursday.

Pool last appeared before Glasson on April 21. At that hearing Glasson called Pool's name and Pool tried to convince the judge he was an attorney, not the suspect. Glasson told Pool to sit down and then realized who he was when he opened a second file that contained his mug shot.

Pool was in court on allegations of possession of controlled substance for sale, battery on a peace officer, possession of marijuana, possession of paraphernalia, obstructing-resisting and failure to obey a traffic control device. He is accused in a March 7 incident on Tramway Drive, south of the Fox & Hound Lake Tahoe Bar and Grill in Stateline.

When Pool was 17, he was sentenced to three years in Nevada State Prison after pleading guilty to felony eluding a police officer.

Pool was arrested in September 2010 following a juvenile party in the Pine Nuts. An officer investigating the party said he believed Pool was going to run him over with his vehicle.

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The officer was uninjured.

Pool pleaded guilty to felony eluding.

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