- Associated Press - Tuesday, August 2, 2016

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - A former Oklahoma Senate leader convicted of bribery in 2012 has relinquished his right to practice law in the state.

The Oklahoma Supreme Court on Tuesday accepted former Senate President Pro Tem Mike Morgan’s request to resign from the Oklahoma Bar Association. Morgan had been suspended from practicing law since 2013.

Morgan was convicted in 2012 of using his influence on legislation in exchange for a $12,000 bribe. He was initially sentenced to probation, but a federal appeals court ruled that probation was too lenient and he was re-sentenced in June to 18 months in prison.

Morgan was acquitted on related extortion and fraud counts. Jurors couldn’t reach a verdict on other counts.

Morgan is currently serving his sentence at a low security federal prison in Forrest City, Arkansas.

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