St. Louis Attorney Suspended until July 2014
JEFFERSON CITY - A St. Louis attorney involved in funneling contributions to the Missouri Democratic Party has been barred from practicing law until at least next year.
The Missouri Supreme Court said in an order Tuesday that Edward Griesedieck III cannot seek reinstatement of his law license before July 3, 2014. His license was suspended last July pending the final outcome of disciplinary actions.
Prosecutors say Griesedieck's law firm donated $5,000 to the state Democratic Party and hid the cost in legal bills submitted to Missouri Employers Mutual, a state-created workers' compensation firm. The CEO at the time was former Democratic Gov. Roger Wilson, who used personal funds to hide an additional $3,000 contribution from the law firm.
Griesedieck and Wilson each have pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of misusing money.
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