|She'll probably be losing her commission, but this illustrates the problem with states like TX that basically just require you to be able to fog a mirror and cough up some money in order to get a commission - no required training, no testing. Some of these people have no idea about what they're supposed to do.|
I can't imagine what this notary was thinking. There are three signature lines on that document, one of which is blank. What the heck are you notarizing??
Daniels signed with her real name, which is not the name that appeared below the signature line. That alone should have sent up a red flag. Michael Cohen signed with his real name, but I seriously doubt he traveled to Forney, TX (a town 45 minutes from here that I didn't know existed until this story broke), so she couldn't have been notarizing his signature. And the other party never signed the document, which makes the document incomplete.
And yet this woman put her official seal on the document, without the required documentation, as if that's going to mean something.
According to a TX attorney interviewed by a Dallas TV station, the invalid notarization doesn't invalidate the document itself, so Daniels still has to prove her case in court.