WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - West Palm Beach attorney Andrew Stine called his client Malachi Love-Robinson, who is accused of fraud and impersonating a doctor, brilliant and even compared him to Donald Trump and Bill Gates on Wednesday.
"He has the entrepreneurial spirit of someone like a Bill Gates or Donald Trump. I've never met someone, and I am much older obviously, who has such entrepreneurial spirit. If it was channeled in a different direction things could be different here today," Stine said.
Love-Robinson was originally arrested on Feb. 16 on grand theft charges but later posted bail and was released.
Love Robinson was rearrested on Tuesday on additional theft charges involving the woman.
Love-Robinson used the woman's checking account data to make $34,500 in payments toward his auto loans and credit card accounts, according to an arrest report.
A judge released him on supervised release and also ordered a mental health evaluation.
Stine said he does not believe his client is mentally ill, but said he is not sure.
"I've spent a lot of time with him and I haven't seen any personality disorders like a Jekyll and Hyde type deal. But some issues can be deep-seated," Stine said.
Love Robinson did not comment to reporters when he walked out of jail Wednesday afternoon.
“I think that it’s uncommon for an 18-year-old person to open a doctor’s clinic, and I think given the situation of those facts, I think that the state is going to continue to look very deeply and un-turn every piece of evidence, or every piece of fact, that can lead to a criminal charge and or an arrest. And this might not be the end of what occurs with the criminal charges on Mr. Love-Robinson,” Stine said.
Love-Robinson has defended his actions and claims he never told anyone he was a medical doctor. He has claimed to have a PhD several times but has never been willing to say in what field or show documentation.
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