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The Rhode Island Supreme Court granted a petition this week to reinstate the law license of a former state senator who was previously convicted of bank fraud.

Christopher Maselli was reinstated to the practice of law following a recommendation by state Supreme Court Chief Disciplinary Counsel David Curtin.

Maselli, a Democrat, represented Johnston in the Senate from 2006 until he pleaded guilty to bank fraud in June 2010. He lied about his income and falsified bank records and tax forms to obtain more than $1.7 million in loans.

Maselli surrendered his Rhode Island law license before serving 27 months in prison and was officially disbarred in October 2011.

He served as chair of the Senate Committee on Rules during his time in the General Assembly.

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