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      Brownsville men arrested in barratry, impersonating a lawyer

      Two men are behind bars for ambulance chasing in a string of incidents where and one of them pretended to be a lawyer.

      Brownsville police arrested 29-year-old Miguel Angel Contreras and 37-year-old Rene Gabriel Hinojosa on multiple charges on Wednesday.

      Investigators told Action 4 News that the two men solicited accident victims.

      Police said that the two tried to convince accident victims to sign with Hinojosa, who had contracts and was pretending to be a lawyer.

      Records show that Contreras is facing three counts of barratry.

      Hinojosa is facing six counts of barratry and six counts of falsely holding one-self out as a lawyer.

      Investigators believe there may be more victims.

      Anyone with information about Hinojosa or Contreras is asked to call Brownsville Crime Stoppers at (956) 546-8477.

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