SACRAMENTO - A Sacramento man with a history of filing frivolous lawsuits forged an attorney's signature to gain access to the courts, according to an affidavit filed in support of a search warrant executed this week.
Raghvendra "Raj" Singh, 51, has been declared a vexatious litigant in the California court system and is prohibited from filing new lawsuits on his own without prior court approval.
According to the affidavit filed by the Sacramento County District Attorney's Office, Singh submitted multiple documents in January to the Third District Court of Appeal using the name of San Francisco attorney Keith Oliver.
When contacted by the D.A.'s office, Oliver said he had not represented Singh in any legal proceedings since last August and he identified 25 documents filed in the appeals court and Sacramento Superior Court on which his signature was forged or the information on previously-valid documents signed by him had been altered.
Oliver did not immediately return a phone call seeking comment on the allegations.
A News10 investigation that began in December revealed that Singh has not only clogged the courts with his frequent filings, but has obtained regular fee waivers by concealing his income and assets.
In the application for the search warrant, an investigator with the D.A.'s office said she believes Singh has committed the crimes of forgery, identity theft and recording false or forged documents.
The warrant was executed Monday, and investigators seized Singh's desktop computer, cellphone and at least four boxes of documents.
Singh has not been arrested or formally charged with any crimes and no one came to the door at his apartment on Friday.
Hours before his computer was seized, Singh sent News10 an email threatening a lawsuit if the station did not apologize for its series of reports on him.