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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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Bar loses legislative allies

Lawyers among possible replacements for Brown, Smith

The resignations of state Sen. Jeff Smith and state Rep. Steve Brown (pictured) signal the departure of two legislators intimately involved with issues involving lawyers and the judiciary. Already, the names of a few new lawyers are being circulated to replace them. Smith was a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, a body that often reviews legislation pertinent to the legal system. Brown, an attorney, was a member of the House Judiciary Committee and the House General Laws Committee.

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Ohlsen investigated in 2008 Clayton bombing

Man said to be link between campaign ethics violations and state Sen. Jeff Smith

A former Democratic operative has been linked to the bombing in a Clayton parking garage that injured one Armstrong Teasdale attorney, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. The newspaper said it obtained a copy of a federal warrant that allowed officials to search a downtown loft rented by Milton "Skip" Ohlsen III.

Ohlsen is said to be the link between campaign ethics violations and state Sen. Jeff Smith.

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Lawmakers resign over 2004 campaign

State Sen. Jeff Smith, Rep. Steve Brown enter guilty pleas in federal court

State legislators Jeff Smith (left) and Steve Brown (right), and campaign worker Nick Adams, pleaded guilty Tuesday to obstruction of justice related to investigations into Smith's 2004 congressional campaign. Smith and Brown resigned after entering their pleas.

See related story: Ohlsen investigated in 2008 Clayton bombing; Man said to be link between campaign ethics violations and Sen. Smith

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