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Disciplinary Reporter Case Digest

Attorney ID 55490
Attorney Name Arora, Rubina Wadhwa
DBP Docket No. 19 DB 2000
Supreme Court Docket No. 558 D.D. No. 3
County Out of State
Disciplinary Counsel Patti S. Bednarik
Counsel for Respondent None
Decision Date 2000-03-03
Effective Date 1996-12-01
Case Digest Respondent practiced immigration law in the Virginia/Maryland area. During the course of her practice, Respondent had clients who received work authorizations to be in the United States who wanted to travel to their home countries. To obtain advance parole to return to their native countries and then come back to the United States, Respondentís clients had to show emergency circumstances or family hardships. Respondent submitted medical records on behalf of her clients that she knew to be fraudulent in order to obtain pertinent documents. Suspension for an indefinite period of time retroactive to December 1, 1996, with leave to petition for reinstatement after the expiration of two years from the effective date of the Order. Respondent was charged with two counts of willfully misleading, misinforming or deceiving an INS officer in connection with an immigration case and submitting fraudulent medical records in support of an application for a travel document. On September 12, 1996, an order was issued suspending respondent from practice before the INS and EOIR for an indefinite period of time, with leave to file a petition for reinstatement after the expiration of two years. ODC filed a Petition for Discipline requesting reciprocal discipline. On March 3, 2000, Respondent was suspended for an indefinite period of time retroactive to December 1, 1996, with leave to petition for reinstatement after the expiration of two years from the effective date of the Order. Respondent requested reinstatement to the INS and EOIR on June 18, 1999 and July 29, 1999, which was granted. Respondentís petition for reinstatement to the Pa. Bar was granted by order dated July 29, 2003.
Rule Violation(s) None
Discipline Imposed Suspension for an indefinite period of time
Points of Law Reciprocal discipline will be imposed for a suspension from the bar of the INS.
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