A Georgia lawyer is facing criminal charges after allegedly forging signatures of a judge and a prosecutor to remove a client’s ankle monitor. The lawyer, Paul J. York, a solo practitioner, was charged with two counts of forgery and one count of filing a false document.
The lawyer had filed an order, containing the purported signatures of the judge and assistant district attorney, for bond modification in March for removal of the ankle monitor.
Three days later, Judge B. Chan Caudell set aside the order, with both the judge and ADA denying signing the document. York admitted in a March 10 conference call with the judge and prosecutor that he had signed the prosecutor’s name but said he did so because he thought that the prosecutor agreed to remove the ankle monitor requirement when she returned from leave.
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Category: Criminal Defense
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