Lawyer who admitted inmates’ cellphone use is disbarred

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A Las Vegas attorney who pleaded guilty to a felony charge for allowing her clients to use cellphones while in jail has been disbarred from practicing law in Nevada.The Nevada Supreme Court on Friday issued a decision stating that Alexis Plunkett’s misconduct hurt the legal system, her profession and her clients.Plunkett sent 13 Action News the following statement:Plunkett in March pleaded guilty to a charge of possession of a telecommunication device by a prisoner as part of a plea agreement with prosecutorsThe charge stems from Plunkett’s jail visits to two former clients, including her then-boyfriend. Plunkett said the cellphone was used to make calls regarding bail, which she believed she was authorized to do.KTNV contributed to the original story.

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