Lufkin fake lawyer gets shock probation

Kimberly Giacone. Source: Angelina County Jail.
Kimberly Giacone. Source: Angelina County Jail.

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - A Lufkin woman who illegally posed as a lawyer is out of jail after serving five months in prison.

Kimberly Raven Giacone, 31, will serve the remainder of her eight-year sentence under probation.

Giacone was arrested in August on a charge of falsely holding oneself out as a lawyer, after it was discovered she told someone she was an attorney and accepted $36 to help the man get his son transferred out of the state prison system and into Rusk State Hospital, so that he could get a psychiatric evaluation.

In Judge Gerald Goodwin's courtroom Friday, Giacone asked someone what she was doing in the hearing.

"What you did impacted our family," said the woman, who has custody of Giacone's two children.

Goodwin sentenced Giacone to eight years in prison back in October, but let her out on shock probation Friday.

Judges use shock probation as a way of "shocking" a convict into changing their ways.

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