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Yakima attorney on interim suspension from practicing law

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YAKIMA, Wash-  As of Wednesday Timothy Schoenrock has what's called an interim suspension, not because he's been found guilty of anything, but because he's failed to respond to the Washington State Bar Association's Investigation.

In our last story on Schoenrock we talked to a woman who paid him thousands of dollars to work on her husband's immigration case, but he didn't do the work.  At least three complaints were filed with the BAR Association including one from the Yakima County prosecutor.  The BAR says Schoenrock never appeared for his hearing so he currently cannot practice law.  A disciplinary hearing will decide if that will be permanent

The complaints in Schoerock's file include failure to appear arrests on traffic tickets and an accusation that he snuck a client's girlfriend into the county jail.

The BAR will still hold a disciplinary hearing on Schoenrock.  They will make a final ruling that could include suspension or disbarment.

As for people who have asked the bar association to reimburse them for money they say Schoenrock cost them, they'll have to wait until the bar makes that ruling.