A state appeals court has suspended a New York lawyer from practicing law for two years after she admitted to misusing her attorney escrow account for the personal benefit of her father, intentionally forging bank deposit numbers to cover it up during a grievance committee inquiry and testifying falsely about the transactions to the committee.

Carmen-Nedda Santiago Malhotra has been suspended by an Appellate Division, First Department panel that, while citing facts stipulated to by her and the grievance committee, wrote she had “submitted an answer [to the First Department’s attorney grievance committee] that contained a materially false story as to the origins of the October 2014 deposits and transfers into her escrow account” and that she’d “intentionally falsified her escrow account bank records and knowingly submitted them” to the committee.