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: COVID-19 Delta Variant 'Accelerating' In North Texas And Across The Nation
Green was convicted Wednesday on charges stemming from helping a wealthy Texas couple hide assets to avoid paying income taxes.READ MORE: Frisco's Grand Park No Longer An 'Urban Legend' As City Can Finally Finish Exide Cleanup
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.MORE NEWS: Amber Alert Issued For Dallas Brothers 2 And 4 Years Old; With Father Who Is A Homicide Suspect
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