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.

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Green was convicted Wednesday on charges stemming from helping a wealthy Texas couple hide assets to avoid paying income taxes.

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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.

A process to replace Green now begins that requires the involvement of Republican Idaho Gov. Brad Little.

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