Thursday, November 29, 2012

Phony lawyer sentenced for bilking clients out of $53K

BRONX, NEW YORK, November 29- District Attorney Robert T. Johnson announced a 49-year-old woman has been sentenced to up to nine years imprisonment for grand larceny and practicing law without a license.

Acting State Supreme Court Justice Martin Marcus sentenced Kehinde Jobi, of Crotona Avenue, 3 to 9 years imprisonment and ordered restitution for the victims. The jury convicted Jobi last month on two counts of grand larceny in the third degree, one count of grand larceny in the fourth degree and eight counts of judicially disbarred attorney practicing law, after deliberating for less than one day.

On October 23, 2008, the defendant was suspended from practicing law in New York State however she continued to represent herself as an attorney. Jobi stole more than $53,000 from 10 people and represented clients in other proceedings involving a divorce, a bankruptcy and one case involving the guardianship of an elderly woman.

All of the crimes occurred at the defendant’s law office located at 95 East 161st Street, in the Bronx.  

The case was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorneys Nicholas Lewis and Stephanie Taylor of the Arson/Auto/Economic Crimes Bureau.

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