New York woman charged for practicing law without licenseFebruary 10th, 2010 - 3:22 pm ICT by BNO News
BRONX, NEW YORK (BNO NEWS) – A woman from New York was charged after practicing law without a license, prosecutors said Tuesday.
Kehinde Jobi, a 45-year-old woman from Bronx, New York has been arrested and charged with grand larceny and practicing law without a license.
Jobi is accused of stealing more than $42,000 from three people, as well as misrepresenting herself as an attorney to two others involving a divorce and a bankruptcy.
Jobi allegedly received payments of $10,000 on August 20, 2005 and $6,535 on October 11, 2005 to fulfill a client’s overdue mortgage payments, which were never made as the bank foreclosed on the property on May 12, 2006. Furthermore, the client was not reimbursed with the money.
Another man had written a check as a down payment on a house for $21,250. Jobi was accused of stealing the money since the real estate deal never closed and payment was never returned.
Jobi also accepted $4,500 for the purpose of posting bond for a client with an immigration matter. The case was dismissed on July 28, 2006, and the client was released without having posted bond; Jobi once again allegedly refused to return the money.
Even though authorites suspended Jobi from practicing law in New York State on October 23, 2008, she continued to misrepresent herself as an attorney.
Assistant District Attorney Nicholas Lewis is in charge of the prosecution.
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