A 51-year-old attorney from Levittown has been accused of forging the signature of a federal bankruptcy court judge.
Jeffrey I. Stark was charged Thursday at Central Islip federal court with forgery of the signature of a judge.
“Stark violated his ethical obligation to his clients and committed a serious crime which strikes at the foundation of our judicial system,” Loretta Lynch, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York. “Attorneys are expected to uphold the law, not to violate it.”
Prosecutors said Stark allegedly forged the signature of a judge on a purported order in a case in which he had been retained to file for bankruptcy when in fact, Stark never commenced any action with the bankruptcy court on behalf of his client.
If convicted, Stark faces up to 5 years in prison.