November 2, 2017




Woman indicted after posing as an attorney in court

WHITE PLAINS – A Peekskill woman was indicted by a Westchester County grand jury for allegedly claiming to be an attorney while representing a client in a civil matter Pleasantville Village Court.

Delilah Torres, 42, is charged with two counts of offering a false instrument for filing as felonies and one count of practicing or appearing as an attorney-at-law without being admitted and registered as a misdemeanor.

Torres appeared in village court representing a client on three occasions purporting to be her attorney and when questioned about her credentials during the third appearance, she claimed she graduated from Columbia Law School, but had not yet taken her bar exam. She was ordered to return to court on July 3 with proof that she was admitted to practice and attended Columbia Law School, but never appeared.

State records and Columbia confirmed Torres never attended or graduated from the law school, never took the state bar exam and has never been admitted to practice law in New York.

If convicted, she faces up to 1 1/3 to four years in state prison.  Bail was set at $15,000 cash or bond.


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