Monday, September 28, 2009

Crime does not pay dept.: Steve Brown disbarred

The Supreme Court of Missouri has accepted the offer of former state Rep. Steve Brown to voluntarily surrender his law license.

Steve Brown pled guilty to conspiring to obstruct justice in the federal investigation into petty electoral fraud committed by Jeff Smith's congressional campaign, which conduct, the court said, "reflects adversely on his honesty, trustworthiness and fitness as a lawyer".

From the court order:

"It is further ordered that the name of Mark Steven Brown be stricken from the roll of attorneys in this state, that he be disbarred, and that his right and license to practice law in this state be hereby terminated."

Public documents previously filed by the federal prosecutor suggest that Brown wore a wire and thus later went from conspiring to obstruct justice to collaborating in the federal investigation of political corruption. If that is true, the taxpayers owe him a thanks for that.

Here is the court order today.

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