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It would be interesting to learn whether the interpreter in question is a certified interpreter, which is hard to believe, as this is an issue that should have been covered in training. If it is a self-proclaimed “translator” then this really underscores the case for using certified interpreters and divulging this type of news so that courts and government agencies are aware of the repercussions when non-professionals are used.
NAJIT ,The National Association of Judiciary Interpreters and Translators, is in the process of finishing an excellent educational presentation in this regard geared towards attorneys and judges. It will be available for members on the association’s website in the not too distant future.