TEXAS (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — The Idaho House of Representatives has expelled one of its members a day after he was convicted of conspiring to defraud the U.S. government.
The House voted 65-0 Thursday to expel Republican Rep. John Green of Post Falls.READ MORE: Appeals Court Ruling Keeps Abortion Ban In Place In Texas
Green was convicted Wednesday on charges stemming from helping a wealthy Texas couple hide assets to avoid paying income taxes.READ MORE: Amtrak Train From Fort Worth Crashes In Oklahoma, Four Hurt
Republican House Speaker Scott Bedke made the motion to declare Green’s seat vacant, and it was seconded by Republican House Majority Leader Mike Moyle.
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