- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 14, 2014

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The state’s highest court has permanently disbarred the former president of the Louisiana Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association who pleaded guilty to conspiring to cast falsified ballots for his 2008 bid to be re-elected head of the group in charge of bookkeeping at Louisiana racetracks.

In an opinion handed down May 7, the Louisiana Supreme Court ordered Sean Daniel Alfortish’s name be stricken from the roll of attorneys and that his license to practice law in Louisiana be revoked.

The court also ordered that Alfortish be permanently prohibited from being readmitted to the practice of law in Louisiana.

Alfortish was sentenced to four years in prison and ordered to pay $105,141 in restitution. The restitution obligation has been satisfied.