UPDATE: Charges dropped against lawyer accused of inappropriate relationship with inmate

UPDATE SEPT. 21: All charges have been dropped against a Las Vegas attorney Alexis Plunkett, who was accused of inappropriate interaction with an inmate.

Clark County District Court Judge Michael Villani ruled that the wording of the law specifies only that prisoners can't provide cellphones to other prisoners. It doesn't refer to other people, including attorneys.
Prosecutor Jay P. Raman said Friday he will consider seeking different charges against Plunkett.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

UPDATE JULY 7: Alexis Plunkett has been indicted on felony charges for her actions that occurred while in a relationship with Andrew Arevalo.

ORIGINAL STORY: A Las Vegas attorney is hot water for a series of alleged late-night rendezvous with one of her clients.

According to an arrest report, Alexis Plunkett went above and beyond the normal relationship between a lawyer and a client. Plunkett would arrange meetings at the jail with Andrew Arevalo, an admitted gang member with a lengthy criminal history.

When investigators suspected something was going on, they started filming meetings. At least three times, Plunkett would kiss Arevalo on the lips.

She's also accused of letting him use her cellphone, something that's not allowed for inmates. Investigators were also suspicious when Arevalo applied for house arrest and listed Plunkett's address.

Plunkett is now facing multiple felony charges related to the case.

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