JEFFERSON CITY - Despite reports from several news agencies that embattled former state Rep. Steve Brown, D-St. Louis County, had refused to turn in his law license, the Supreme Court confirmed Monday that they had received Brown's petition for voluntary suspension.
Art Magulis, Brown's attorney, said he sent the petition, along with Brown's license, to the court's disciplinary council office last Wednesday Sept 9. The Supreme Court made a motion to suspend his license on Friday. Although they have now received Brown's petition, the suspension is not automatic, and the chief disciplinary council will still have to review the petition and make a recommendation before any final action is taken.
Brown resigned from the Missouri House of Representatives last month after pleading guilty to federal obstruction of justice charges relating to the unsuccessful congressional race of former state Sen. Jeff Smith, D-St. Louis City.
Brown's sentencing date is set for Nov. 20.