Nov. 1, 2017 -- Westchester County District Attorney Anthony A. Scarpino, Jr. today announced that Delilah Torres, 42 years old of Peekskill, NY was arraigned on an indictment before Judge Warhit and charged with:

  • two counts of Offering a False Instrument for Filing in the First Degree, a class “E” Felony,
  • one count of Practicing or Appearing as Attorney-at-Law Without Being Admitted and Registered, an unclassified Misdemeanor

in conjunction with her representation of a client for a civil matter in Pleasantville Village Court.

Torres first appeared in Pleasantville Village Court on June 26, 2017, identifying herself as the attorney for a client. After receiving instructions from the clerk on how to proceed, Torres faxed a series of documents to the court, resulting in the matter being scheduled for hearing on June 27, 2017. 

Torres appeared in court on June 27, 2017, again claiming to be the attorney for her client. At that appearance, Torres provided a Notice of Appearance and a Notice of Motion to the court. In both documents, she purported herself to be an attorney. 

The matter was adjourned to June 29, 2017, when Torres appeared in Pleasantville Village Court again as her client’s attorney. When questioned by the court on her credentials, Torres claimed she graduated from Columbia Law School on May 18, 2017 but had not yet taken her bar exam. She was ordered to return to court on July 3, 2017 with proof that she was admitted to practice and attended Columbia Law School but never appeared. 

Records from the Office of Court Administration, the New York State Board of Law Examiners, and Columbia University confirmed that Torres never attended or graduated from Columbia Law School, never took the New York State Bar Exam and has never been admitted to practice in the State of New York.   

Torres pled not guilty.

Her bail was set at $15,000 cash/$15,000 bond.

Her next court date is Nov. 16, 2017 before Judge Minihan.

She faces a maximum of 1 1/3 to 4 years in state prison.

This case is being prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Jennifer Sculco of the Public Integrity Bureau.

Delilah Torres

Delilah Torres

 In compliance with the Rules of Professional Conduct, Rule 3.6, you are advised that a charge is merely an accusation and that a defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

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