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In re Moyo

Supreme Court of Delaware

September 13, 2018

In the Matter of: PATIENCE MOYO, Respondent.

          Jennifer C. Voss, Esquire (Chair) Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP

          Patricia Bartley Schwartz Disciplinary Counsel

          COUNSEL FOR RESPONDENT Charles Slanina, Esquire Finger & Slanina, LLC

          ORDER

          KAREN L. VALIHURA, JUSTICE

         This 13th day of September 2018, the Court has considered the attached Affidavit of Voluntary Compliance submitted by Patience Moyo, which has been reviewed and duly approved by the Board on the Unauthorized Practice of Law and the Office of Disciplinary Counsel. In accordance with Rule 14 of the Rules of the Unauthorized Practice of Law Subcommittee of the Board on Professional Responsibility, and for good cause shown, the Court hereby approves the Affidavit of Voluntary Compliance and the stipulations contained therein.

         IT IS SO ORDERED.

         AFFIDAVIT OF VOLUNTARY COMPLIANCE

         WHEREAS, the Board on Professional Responsibility of the Supreme Court of the State of Delaware pursuant to Rule 5(a) of the Rules of the Unauthorized Practice of Law Subcommittee of the Board on Professional Responsibility (the "UPL Rules"'), has directed the Office of Disciplinary Counsel (the '"ODC") to investigate and formulate recommendations with regard to certain activities in the State of Delaware by Patience Moyo (the "Respondent"); and

         WHEREAS, Respondent passed the Delaware Bar Examination in 2016 but has not been admitted to the Delaware bar; and

         WHEREAS, Respondent is not now nor has she ever been a member of the Bar of any jurisdiction in the United States.

         WHEREAS, in April 2015. Respondent represented herself to Ms. Joyce Ofori, a Delaware resident, as someone who could file citizenship papers on her behalf. Respondent accepted SI, 450 from Ms. Ofori as the fee for filing the papers. Respondent did not file any paperwork for Ms. Ofori.

         WHEREAS, sometime before January 2017, Respondent represented herself to Ms. Emilia Manu-Gyan, a Delaware resident, as someone who could perform legal work on her behalf. Respondent accepted $3, 000 from Ms. Manu-Gyan as a fee for the legal work. Respondent did not File any paperwork, for Ms. Manu-Gyan.

         WHEREAS, in January 2017, while employed by the law firm Weik, Nitsche & Dougherty, under false pretenses Respondent had the firm issue a check in the amount of $3, 000, made payable to Ms. Manu-Gyan. Respondent provided the firm a W-9 on which she had forged the signature of Ms. Manu-Gyan.

         WHEREAS, on May 15, 2017, a grand jury indicted Respondent with Theft over $1, 500, and two counts of forgery. On August 24, 2017, Respondent pled guilty to ...


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