Posted: Sep 28, 2010 7:10 AM by Posted by Sharlee Barriere
Updated: Sep 28, 2010 3:05 PM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Louisiana Supreme Court has suspended the law license of former state Sen. Charles Jones after his conviction last month on federal income tax evasion charges.
Monday, the Supreme Court granted a request by the state Attorney Disciplinary Board to suspend Jones' license in the interim following his conviction on two counts of
filing false tax returns and one count of tax evasion.
If Jones' guilty verdict withstands appeals, he could be disbarred for at least five years or permanently disbarred, depending on how egregious the court finds the offenses. He did not return a Monday call to his Monroe law office seeking comment. Sentencing is set for Dec. 6.