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Attorney allowed to practice again

August 10, 2012
The Leader Herald

ALBANY - The Appellate Division of state Supreme Court on Thursday reinstated former Johnstown attorney Matthew J. Swedick's right to practice law.

Swedick's law license was suspended after he offered a client preferred treatment in exchange for sex while he was working as an Albany public defender in 2009.

Swedick, a Johnstown native who used to practice with a law firm in Johnstown, was found guilty of professional misconduct by the division's Committee on Professional Standards, and his one-year suspension began Feb. 23, 2011.

In September 2009, an Albany jury found Swedick guilty of official misconduct in connection with the sex scandal. In December 2009, he was sentenced to a year in jail.



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