SUPREME COURT DIS­BARS AT­TOR­NEY

The Denver Post - - DENVER & THE WEST -

boul­der» A Boul­der im­mi­gra­tion at­tor­ney has been dis­barred by the Colorado Supreme Court af­ter she was con­victed of cheat­ing im­mi­grant fam­i­lies out of thou­sands of dol­lars, promis­ing visas and work per­mits she never de­liv­ered.

Emily Co­hen was con­victed of theft in 2014 af­ter pros­e­cu­tors said she col­lected more than $41,000 in fees and failed to pro­duce the doc­u­ments she promised. She was sen­tenced to six years in prison. She cited per­sonal and emo­tional prob­lems for her con­duct.

The Daily Cam­era re­ports that Boul­der District Judge An­drew Hartman also or­dered Co­hen to serve 10 years of pro­ba­tion and said she wouldn’t be al­lowed to prac­tice law while on pro­ba­tion.

The Colorado Supreme Court stepped in and dis­barred her, say­ing it was their re­spon­si­bil­ity to en­force the val­ues of the le­gal pro­fes­sion.

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