Lawyer faces trial on allegation of practicing while suspended

A lawyer who failed to make his last court date in October most likely will be there Dec. 15.

A judge imposed preventative detention on the man, identified by the last names of  Prendas Matarrita, Nov. 19, and judicial agents picked him up.

He faces allegations of practicing law while he was suspended and creating false documents, said the Poder Judicial. The trial is in the Tribunal Penal de Pérez Zeledón.

The accusations stem from 2010 when the man was suspended by the Colegio de Abogados. Prosecutors contend he still functioned as a lawyer. Another lawyer working for the Banco Nacional in Pérez Zeledón noticed the problem when a customer presented documents in 2011.

Prendas also is accused of creating a false mortgage on property and collecting notary fees and failing to do the work, said the Poder Judicial.

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