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Ethical breaches mark legislators in 2009

While lawmakers spent part of the year deliberating pertinent issues, focus shifted in the offseason to legislators' ethical conduct. Two state representatives and one state senator from the St. Louis area resigned in 2009. And a former speaker of the house made news in December when he exiled himself from politics after being charged with felony assault on a woman.

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Smith gets year, Brown probation for obstruction

A federal judge sentenced former state Sen. Jeff Smith to a year and a day in prison and a $50,000 fine and former state Rep. Steve Brown to two years' probation and a $40,000 on charges of obstruction of justice related to a Federal Election Commission investigation into Smith's 2004 congressional campaign.

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Former Rep. Brown’s law license may be suspended

State legal authorities took steps today to temporarily suspend the law license of a former state legislator entangled in election violations. The Clayton attorney, Steve Brown (pictured), last month pleaded guilty with Sen. Jeff Smith, D-St. Louis, to obstructing a Federal Election Commission's investigation into a complaint filed by Russ Carnahan during the 2004 Congressional election. Brown and Smith both resigned from the Legislature.

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