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Police say she helped her husband, who is accused in a grisly torture plot. How did she become a lawyer?

Posted By Administration, Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Cortney Shegerian was a law student when, police say, she helped her husband conduct surveillance on a man who was later abducted and mutilated. Two years later, she was licensed as a California lawyer.

Her role in her ex-husband's alleged crimes, described by a Newport Beach police detective in court testimony, has raised questions about the admissions process of the State Bar of California. All applicants for a law license must pass a moral character review.

State bar officials refused to discuss Shegerian's application, citing confidentiality rules, and it is unclear whether the bar knew about the role the detective said she played in her husband's alleged crimes. She told authorities that she poisoned hamburger meat, at her husband's behest, assuming it would be fed to a dog, the detective said.

Read the whole story at LA Times

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