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Lawyer's relationship with inmate leads to felony charges

Posted at 5:12 PM, Jun 02, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-02 21:27:16-04

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.