PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - A Rhode Island lawyer who says he's battling a gambling additionhas been suspended from practicing law for six months.
The state SupremeCourt on Monday imposed the sanctions on John S. Ciolli, whowas given a one-year suspended sentence after pleading no contestin 2007 to three misdemeanor counts of bookmaking.
Ciolli has said he became addicted to betting on sports events,and bet large sums of his own money with reputed members oforganized crime. Ciolli has said he's seeking help.
The court said inan order Monday that the suspension was necessary to restore theintegrity of the state's legal community.
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