Ex-Wisconsin senator can practice law again, court says
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- The Wisconsin Supreme Court has reinstated the law license of a former state senator convicted of using state employees to help his 2002 campaign for attorney general.
The court says Brian Burke has satisfied all the legal requirements to be reinstated to practice law.
The Milwaukee Democrat served in the Senate from 1988 until 2003.
The court accepted the findings of a referee who concluded Burke's conduct has been exemplary since his 2005 conviction on one count of misconduct in public office and one count of obstructing an officer.
Burke dropped out of the 2002 race for attorney general after he was charged with ordering state employees to perform extensive work for his campaign.
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