Monday, April 6, 2015
A former Rhode Island Speaker of the House has consented to disbarment.
The Providence Journal reported
It's been a bad week within an already bad year for former Rhode Island House Speaker Gordon D. Fox.
A day after Rhode Island College rescinded the honorary degree it had bestowed on Fox in 2010, the Rhode Island Supreme Court Thursday disbarred the ex-Providence lawmaker as a result of his guilty plea to federal corruption charges.
According to an order issued by the Supreme Court, Fox consented to disbarment in an affidavit filed with the court's Disciplinary Board March 16, two weeks after admitting to accepting bribes and using campaign funds for personal expenses as part of his plea agreement with prosecutors.
The New York Times had coverage of the criminal case.