Woman Posing As New Orleans Public Defender Worked On Dozens Of Cases

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A woman working with the Orleans Public Defenders has allegedly been falsely identifying herself as a licensed attorney in Louisiana.

The district attorney's office was made aware by the Louisiana Supreme Court that Ashley Crawford had been practicing law without a license, and seems to have worked on more than 100 cases in all 12 sections of Criminal District Court.

An investigation into the accusations is still underway.

Crawford could face a fine of up to $1,000 and two years behind bars, but no charges have been filed against Crawford at this time.

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