Atty deceives client thru fake decision, gets disbarred

[1] Dionisio B. Apoya, Jr. is no longer a lawyer.
[2] The Supreme Court (SC) removed his name from its Roll of Attorneys for violating his oath not to commit unlawful, dishonest, immoral and deceitful acts, and not to conduct himself in such a way that lessens the confidence of the public in the legal system.
[3] The SC found Apoya, Jr. guilty of writing a fake decision and making it appear to his client, Ms. Leah B. Taday, the complainant in an annulment case, that the court granted the petition.
[4] "The SC found Apoya to have violated Canon 1, Rule 1.01 and Rule 1.02 of the Code of Professional Responsibility and Section 2, Rule IV of the 2004 Rules of Notarial Practice."