A federal judge Monday asked the Southern District of New York U.S. Attorney’s Office to prosecute an attorney for criminal contempt in connection with a long-standing malpractice verdict won by a former client.

Southern District Judge Denise Cote said the lawyer, David A. Dorfman, apparently had violated various aspects of a court order pertaining to a $385,000 verdict against him for exaggerating his experience as an attorney and then missing a routine filing deadline in a civil case.

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