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.