Lawyer Photoshops Herself Into Over 50 Photos With Celebs To Attract Business
Los Angeles lawyer Svitlana Sangary is anything but cool with celebrities.
An LA court recommended a six-month suspension and three years of probation for “deceptive advertising” after Sangary photoshopped herself into more than 50 photos with celebrities like Kim Kardashian and Jamie Foxx. Sangary was charged with four counts of misconduct.
She posted the images in the publicity section of her professional website, seeming to imply that they were clients. Sangary has ignored multiple requests to remove the offending photos.
In his written response, Judge Donald F. Miles said,
[Sangary’s] failure to remove the deceptive images from her website … gives little reason to believe that her misconduct will not continue.
Acting as her own counsel (but refusing to show up for hearings), Sangary filed several lengthy written responses to the charges.
In the documents, Sangary discusses her own life in the third person and writes at length about Natalie Portman’s starring role in the film “Black Swan.”
To combat charges of falsifying photos, Sangary brings up a donation letter she received from President Obama titled, “I need your help,” asking for a sum of $3 or more.
She also discusses Wikipedia, lemonade and her blind mother living in Ukraine.
Needless to say, the courts were not convinced by her defense.
Sangary has 30 days to appeal the recommendation before her case goes before the California Supreme Court.