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Celebrity Photos Lead To California Legal Malpractice

Celebrity photos in California are big business, apparently even for some attorneys.

California lawyer in ethics trouble for photoshopping

September 29 2014

A California lawyer is in ethics trouble for photoshopping her own image into pictures of celebrities and politicians.

Svitlana Sangary was charged with four counts of misconduct. One of the charges, for deceptive advertising, is based upon images from Sangary’s law firm website. Sangary had posted photos to her website depicting her alongside President Obama, Bill Clinton, George Clooney and Paris Hilton, among others. The State Bar of California concluded that Sangary had photoshopped the images, and had therefore, “communicated an advertisement or solicitation directed to the general public that was false and deceptive.”

The State Bar has recommended a two year suspension, stayed on conditions.

Here is the Decision of the State Bar.

Here’s coverage from CNN.

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