PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) -- The Rhode Island Supreme Court has disbarred an attorney for her role in a kickback scheme that cost the U.S. Navy $18 million.
The court on Monday announced that it was taking away Mary O'Rourke's ability to practice law.
O'Rourke pleaded guilty in May to theft of government property. She is a former employee of the now-defunct Navy contractor Advanced Solutions for Tomorrow.
Prosecutors say O'Rourke's boyfriend, former Naval employee Ralph Mariano, steered contracts to the company in exchange for kickbacks.
Prosecutors have said O'Rourke was a minor participant in the scheme. Her sentencing is scheduled for September.
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