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Maryland Delegate Tiffany Alston has lost her license to practice in the state, on top of misdemeanor charges.
Maryland Delegate Tiffany Alston has lost her license to practice in the state, on top of misdemeanor charges.

Maryland's highest court is suspending Del. Tiffany Alston's (D-24) license to practice law indefinitely.

The Court of Appeals is suspending the Delegate's license in response to a petition filed by the Attorney Grievance Commission, according to the Associated Press.

The commission alleged several violations of the Maryland Lawyers' Rules of Professional Conduct, including Alston's inadequate representation of a client. She also did not respond to a commission request for information.

Alston, a first-term Prince George's County Democrat, was found guilty in June of misdemeanor theft and misconduct by using $800 in state money to pay an employee in her law office. A trial has been scheduled next month on charges she used campaign money to pay wedding expenses.

Last week, state prosecutors and Alston's attorneys failed to reach a plea deal to settle the two cases.


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