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Prince George's Delegate Has Law License Suspended

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