Tuesday, August 5, 2008

MassGOP Calls for Wilkerson To Be Disbarred

The Massachusetts Republican Party called on the Massachusetts Board of Bar Overseers late Monday to initiate disbarring proceedings for state Sen. Dianne Wilkerson.

The move comes on the heels of news last Friday that Wilkerson (D-Boston) had reached an agreement with Attorney General Martha Coakley (D-Medford) that included paying $10,000 to settle several campaign finance violations dating back to 2000. By taking part in the agreement, Wilkerson acknowledged violations had been made.

"Sen. Dianne Wilkerson has violated the law numerous times," Rob Willington, executive director of the Massachusetts GOP, said in a statement. "This most recent agreement to pay a $10,000 fine for violations of campaign finance law is further proof that she should no longer practice law."

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