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Emily Cohen biography: 13 things about Boulder, Colorado woman


Emily Elizabeth Cohen is a white woman from Boulder, Colorado, United States. Aside from Boulder, she has lived in other parts of Colorado including Denver and Colorado Springs.

Cohen is a former immigration lawyer. Here are 13 more things about her:

  1. She has lived in different parts of Iowa, USA including Iowa City and Clinton.
  2. She previously lived in Houston, Texas, USA.
  3. On May 17, 2010, she was admitted to the bar of the Colorado Supreme Court.
  4. Between 2011 and 2014, she allegedly told immigrants that she would help them get visas and work permits but took their money and never delivered, citing personal and emotional problems for her conduct. She is accused of collecting more than $41,000 in combined fees from seven immigrant families.
  5. In February 2014, the Office of Attorney Regulation Counsel filed a petition to immediately suspend her law license.
  6. On April 24, 2015, she was convicted of 13 counts of felony theft in Boulder County District Court. She was sentenced to six years in prison.
  7. On January 11, 2016, she was disbarred, sentenced her to 10 years probation and prohibited from practicing law while on probation. Her disbarment took effect March 8, 2016.
  8. In 2018, the Colorado Court of Appeals overturned her convictions in December 2014. The Boulder District Attorney’s Office elected to retry her case.
  9. She is accused of fabricating a positive new coronavirus (COVID-19) test from the University of Iowa in Iowa City in an attempt to avoid a mandatory court appearance in Colorado. The fake test result claimed that her symptoms started on October 24, 2021 and she was tested at Walgreens on October 28, 2021.
  10. On November 2, 2021, she failed to appear in person for a pre-trial conference. Instead, she appeared virtually after filing a motion saying she had tested positive for COVID-19 in Iowa. At 3:08 p.m. that day, she was booked on a detainer from the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office.
  11. She was 41 years old when she was arrested on November 2, 2021.
  12. She is set for a status conference in Boulder County on November 23, 2021.
  13. She is scheduled for a 10-day trial in Boulder County starting December 6, 2021 for 11 felony theft counts stemming from allegations she collected tens of thousands in fees from immigrant families before losing contact with them without producing visas or work permits.



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