Fake Divorce Attorney Accused of Handing Out Invalid Divorce Judgments: Officials - NBC New York

Fake Divorce Attorney Accused of Handing Out Invalid Divorce Judgments: Officials

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    NJ Woman Accused of Selling Fake Divorce Documents

    Investigators say that means that some people who thought their marriages were legally over might still be hitched. Brian Thompson reports. (Published Friday, Oct. 9, 2015)

    A 29-year-old New Jersey woman was arrested for allegedly practicing law without a license, selling fake divorce judgments to unsuspecting clients.

    Anastasya Varvaryuk, of Elmwood Park, allegedly forged the signature of a superior court judge on the documents to make them appear valid. Authorities say she operated out of Empire Multi Services on Main Avenue.

    She is not a licensed attorney and the divorce judgments obtained from her are not legal, prosecutors say.

    Varvaryuk faces up to five years in state prison for each count of practicing law without a license and forgery. It wasn't immediately clear if she had an attorney.

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