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Ohio ex-AG applies for law license reinstatement

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Former Ohio Attorney General Marc Dann has applied to have his law license reinstated now that he's served a six-month suspension related to ethics violations.

Dann resigned as Ohio's chief law enforcer in 2008 amid a sexual harassment scandal and later pleaded guilty to ethics violations involving campaign and transition funds.

The Ohio Supreme Court ordered a half-year suspension of his law license in November. The suspension, which ended Monday, was half the one-year term that was at one time recommended for Dann.

The court gave him credit for fulfilling his community service obligations, paying his fines and submitting character references from judges.

But justices said Dann's former position set him apart from other lawyers, his conduct displayed poor judgment and his reasons for the conduct were ultimately unsatisfactory.

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