Lawyer involved in Wilson case also gets probation

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by Associated Press

KMOV.com

Posted on July 9, 2012 at 3:35 PM

ST. LOUIS -- On the same day that former Missouri Gov. Roger Wilson was sentenced to probation for misusing money to make political donations, an attorney who worked with Wilson also was placed on probation.

St. Louis attorney Edward Griesedieck III and Wilson were both indicted in April. Both men pleaded guilty to one misdemeanor federal count of misappropriation of funds from an insurer, and both men were sentenced in separate hearings Monday.

Wilson received two years of probation. Both men were fined $5,000 and must pay $5,000 in restitution.

Griesedieck also agreed to surrender his law license for 18 months.

The men admitted improperly steering money to the state Democratic Party in 2009, when Wilson was CEO of Missouri Employers Mutual Insurance Co., a state-created workers’ compensation firm.

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