The Tokyo Bar Association on Monday suspended a lawyer from practicing for two years for fabricating a court document to show a client that he had won a judgment on her behalf when in fact he never filed her original lawsuit.

Katsutoshi Ishikawa, 40, was retained by a woman in Tokyo to file a lawsuit in May 2003 to claim unpaid wages from a company, but he did not file the suit, according to the bar association.

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