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Mo. Supreme Court suspends St. Louis attorney

The Missouri Supreme Court has suspended a St. Louis attorney who previously pleaded guilty in federal court to funneling contributions to the Missouri Democratic Party in a scheme that involved a former governor.

Edward Griesedieck III on Tuesday was suspended from practicing law pending the final outcome of any disciplinary actions.

Griesedieck and former Democratic Gov. Roger Wilson each pleaded guilty this spring to a similar misdemeanor charge. Prosecutors say they used money from Missouri Employers Mutual Insurance Co., where Wilson was the CEO, to reimburse a $5,000 donation that Griesedieck's law firm made to the state Democratic Party in August 2009.

The U.S. attorney's office says Griesedieck agreed to surrender his law license for 18 months in a plea agreement. Griesedieck and Wilson are scheduled to be sentenced Monday.

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