Even though he does not have a license, Pines says he can still file suits on behalf of himself, and that is true. But if he files suits on behalf of someone else, he faces felony penalties. Pines told me, “I am still telling clients to break in [to homes that have been foreclosed upon] and will continue.”
In his April 28 suit, Pines stressed that he has been becoming “a public figure.” For example, he has been on Dylan Ratigan’s MSNBC show. Pines expects to continue putting on seminars. He told me, “I have been asked to allow the shooting of a movie for the Sundance Film Festival. Approached about a book deal. Yes I will teach. Wall Street forced Eliot Spitzer [former New York attorney general and governor] out and now he has a prime time TV show on CNN…I envy him.”
Early this week, Pines told the Reader that he is leaving San Diego County — after filing more legal actions against the Carlsbad police.
Michael T. Pines, of Encinitas, is not related to San Diego personal injury lawyer Michael Pines.