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Lawyer in former Gov. Wilson indictment pleads guilty to misusing money

Friday, April 13, 2012 | 3:32 p.m. CDT; updated 3:43 p.m. CDT, Friday, April 13, 2012

ST. LOUIS — A St. Louis attorney has pleaded guilty to misusing money from an insurance company to funnel contributions to the Missouri Democratic Party.

Lawyer Edward Griesedieck III pleaded guilty in federal court Friday — a day after former Gov. Roger Wilson pleaded guilty to a similar misdemeanor charge.

Wilson and Griesedieck admitted to using money from Missouri Employers Mutual Insurance Co., where Wilson was CEO, to reimburse a $5,000 donation that Griesedieck's law firm made to the Democratic Party in 2009. An indictment released Thursday said the contribution was passed off as a payment for legal services from the insurance company to the law firm.

Wilson personally reimbursed the law firm for a subsequent $3,000 donation to the Democratic Party, after Griesedieck attempted to bill the insurance company.

 


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