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St. Louis lawyer joins former Governor Wilson in guilty plea

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Fmr Gov. Roger Wilson

A St. Louis attorney pleaded guilty to misusing money from an insurance company to funnel contributions to the Missouri Democratic Party.

Lawyer Edward Griesedieck III pleaded guilty in federal court today one day after former Governor Roger Wilson pleaded guilty to a similar misdemeanor charge.

Wilson and Griesedieck admitted to using money from Missouri Employers Mutual Insurance Company, where Wilson was CEO, to reimburse a $5,000 donation that Griesedieck's law firm made to the Democratic Party in 2009. An indictment released Thursday said the contribution was passed off as a payment for legal services from the insurance company to the law firm.

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