Porteous Surrenders Law License
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Louisiana federal judge who was removed by Congress last month has voluntarily surrendered his law license. The Louisiana Supreme Court on Friday said G. Thomas Porteous elected to permanently resign from practicing law. On Dec. 8, the U.S. Senate convicted Porteous on four articles of impeachment and approved a motion barring him from holding future federal office. U.S. House prosecutors said gambling and drinking problems led Porteous to begin accepting cash and other favors from attorneys and bail bondsmen who had business before his court. The New Orleans native was a state judge before President Bill Clinton appointed him to the federal bench in 1994.