A California lawyer, Svitlana Sangary, is facing legal trouble of her own after she was caught posting fake photos to her business website. Sangary added herself to dozens of photos, making the images appear as though she were personal acquaintances of different celebrities and politicians. The California Bar Association is now suggesting to the Supmreme Court that Sangary’s license be suspend for 6 months, followed by a 2 1/2 year probation period.
In her response to the disciplinary charges, Sangray sent the court a mini-novel which the courts called a “16-page soliloquy with little to no rational connection to the charges.” According to CNN, inside those 16 pages of irrational response, Sangray attached a copy of an email she received which was addressed from President Obama (with whom she “posed” with for one of her photos) asking her to donate “$3 or more” to help his political campaign.
Since the images were posted to her business website, the ruling considered the photographs to be “false, deceptive, and intended to confuse, deceive and mislead the public.”
Not everyone agrees, however. Interestingly, some lawyers think the violation, albeit immoral (and kinda creepy), is too insignificant and shouldn’t lead to a suspension. What are your thoughts, is photoshopping yourself into celeb photos worthy of a six month suspension (and is a six month suspension enough to address the weird creep factor?
(If you’re curious about her Photoshop skills, at the time of posting, the attorney’s website still features over 50 of her renditions.)
[ via CNN ]
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