ORANGE COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY PRESS RELEASE
Case # 15CM08004
Date: November 9, 2015
SANTA ANA, Calif. – A criminal defense attorney was sentenced to 90 days in jail today for submitting altered psychological reports to the Orange County District Attorney’s Office (OCDA) and Orange County Superior Court in a sexual assault case. David Robert Cohn, 51, Coto De Caza, pleaded guilty to one misdemeanor count of deceit or collusion by an attorney. Cohn was also sentenced to three years of probation, required to pay $1,000 in fines, and ordered to donate $10,000 to the Victim Witness Emergency Fund. Cohn must also abide by any punishment, rule or order issued by the California State Bar.
In 2012, Cohn was a criminal defense attorney in the case of People v. Carmelo Sanchez Flores (Case # 12NF1891), a sexual assault case involving a victim under the age of 14. Cohn retained psychologist Veronica Thomas, Ph.D. to prepare a psycho-sexual evaluation report of Flores, which Thomas wrote. The report prepared by Dr. Thomas was dated Oct. 11, 2012. Continue reading