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Law License of Ex-Gov and Ex-AG of NC Is Suspended After Criminal Conviction

Posted Dec 10, 2010 10:11 PM CDT
By Martha Neil

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A former governor and attorney general of North Carolina who also, until earlier this year, was practicing at McGuireWoods, has had his law license suspended while attorney disciplinary proceedings are ongoing.

The action against Mike Easley's law license was taken earlier this week after he made an Alford plea last month to a single felony count in Wake County Superior Court, according to a consent order (PDF) provided by the Legal Profession Blog.

In an Alford plea, a defendant doesn't acknowledge guilt but agrees there is enough evidence to convict him.

An article in the Sun News last month provides additional details about Easley's conviction for knowingly filing a false campaign report. He was sentenced to pay a $1,000 fine and $153 in court costs.

Prior coverage:

ABAJournal.com: "Ex-NC Governor and AG Mike Easley Is On Leave From McGuireWoods"

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