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Ohio Justices Order Six-Month Suspension For Ex-AG

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email
The Ohio Supreme Court has ordered a six-month law license suspension for former Ohio Attorney General Marc Dann.

Ohio Attorney General Marc Dann, left, announces his resignation Wednesday, May 14, 2008 in the Cabinet room of Governor's office in Columbus, Ohio. At right is Gov. Ted Strickland. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato)

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The Ohio Supreme Court has ordered a six-month law license suspension for former Ohio Attorney General Marc Dann.

The ruling Tuesday means Dann can't work as an attorney during the suspension, a punishment connected to his 2008 resignation amid a sexual harassment scandal.

Dann, a Democrat, also pleaded guilty in 2010 to improperly paying two aides from political and office accounts and failing to disclose campaign expenses.

The state Disciplinary Counsel had asked for a year-long suspension. It said Dann tarnished the reputation of the office and noted that no other Ohio attorney general has ever been subject to discipline.

Dann had argued for a six-month suspension that would have allowed him to keep working as a lawyer.

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