Board: 6-Month License Suspension For Ex-Ohio AG

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Former Ohio Attorney General Marc Dann faces the possibility of losing his law license for six months for alleged violations of legal codes of conduct.

The punishment recommended by an Ohio legal board on Monday was harsher than one requested by a prosecuting legal body last month that would have allowed Dann to keep practicing law.

The Board of Commissioners on Grievances and Discipline called Dann's judgment into question and said his position as attorney general set him apart from other lawyers.

The Ohio Supreme Court, which has the final say, could accept, reject or toughen the punishment.

Dann resigned in 2008 amid a sexual harassment scandal, then pleaded guilty in 2010 to improperly paying two aides from political and office accounts and failing to disclose campaign expenses.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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