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Utah woman accused of posing as a lawyer

SALT LAKE CITY – Utah police have arrested a woman suspected of posing as a lawyer and negotiating a plea agreement with prosecutors.

Investigators believe Karla Carbo, 29, of South Jordan impersonated an attorney at least three times during the past six months, Sheriff’s Capt. Justin Martinez said.

Carbo was arrested on suspicion of fraud, forgery and identity theft, a week after negotiating felony counts down to misdemeanors during plea negotiations on behalf of a client in Summit County, east of Salt Lake City.

The plea caught the attention of Utah State Bar Association officials, who reported that Carbo had been using a legitimate attorney’s name and bar number to represent clients without a license, police said.

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