Think you’re divorced? Maybe not, if this is your lawyer
An Elmwood Park woman has been charged by the Passaic County Prosecutor's Office with forging a judge's signature on fraudulent divorce judgments.
Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes in a statement said Anastasya Varvaryuk, 29, operated out of a company called Empire Multi Service on Main Street in Clifton and charged her with practicing law without a license.
"Varvaryuk sold fraudulent judgments of divorce to unsuspecting clients, and represented that the divorce judgments were valid," wrote Valdes. "Varvaryuk forged the signature of a Superior Court kudge on the judgments to create the appearance of authenticity."
Valdes wrote that "Varvaryuk is not a licensed attorney and judgments obtained from her are not legal."
A Linkedn page for Empire Multi Services offers services from wholesale printing to notary public to legal services and divorce.
"Your one stop for all of your personal and business needs," reads a listing on Angie's List. "Yes, I am appropriately licensed for my trade," replied Varvaryuk to a question about licensing on the listing.
Varvaryuk could be jailed for three to five years if convicted.
Statements from the prosecutor's office did not say how many people were sold fraudulent divorce judgments.