Jacob Deiter
Name Jacob Deiter
Title Daniel Tenofsky
Occupation Assistant district attorney
Pathology Con artist
Status Deceased
Actor Uncredited
First Appearance "Nowhere Man"

Jacob Deiter (alias Daniel Tenofsky) was a failed law student who managed to fake his way to the position of assistant district attorney in the Manhattan District Attorney's Office.


The choice of name was based on another man named Daniel Tenofskie, who attended the Arizona university where Deiter worked and whose personal information he stole and used to fabricate his legal credentials.

He claimed to have attended Brooklyn Law School, and then worked on trials in the DA's office. Later, he moved to the appeals bureau. It was later revealed that he did so to avoid dealing with two members of the Masucci Crime Family.

He was regarded by fellow attorneys such as Jack McCoy as an excellent attorney of high character, if having a minimal social life. Due to the quality of his work, no one bothered to check the accuracy of his credentials until his death revealed that he was not who he claimed to be. His alias was exposed as such when it was discovered Daniel Tenofskie was in Phoenix at the same time he was supposedly attending law school in Brooklyn. (L&O: "Nowhere Man")

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