The Wisconsin Supreme Court is expected to decide Thursday whether a former state senator convicted of accepting kickbacks can practice law again.More >>
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- The Wisconsin Supreme Court says a former state senator convicted of taking kickbacks can practice law again.
Gary George, a Milwaukee Democrat, was convicted in 2004 of accepting monthly cash payments that flowed from a nonprofit group that received state and federal funds. He was sentenced to 48 months in prison and his law license was suspended.
The court agreed to reinstate his license Thursday. It ruled George has been punished and probably won't commit misconduct in the future.
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