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Ex-prosecutor accused of faking client’s divorce takes plea in obstruction case

Posted Mar 25, 2013 1:41 PM CDT
By Martha Neil

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A disbarred New York lawyer has taken a plea in a federal obstruction of justice case.

David Ehrlich, 38, agreed not to contest any sentence of 27 months or less as he pleaded guilty on Monday to one obstruction count in federal district court in Albany, reports the Times Union.

A former assistant district attorney in Albany, he has been accused of misleading one client about the status of a federal appeal he failed to file on time and misleading another about a divorce he had not pursued. In both cases, Ehrlich allegedly provided clients with faked documents to support claims that court action had taken place when in fact it had not, according to the newspaper.

An earlier Times Union article provides further information about the case and says Ehrlich has declined to comment in the past.

He was disbarred in 2010.

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