Court suspends attorney who smuggled phone to Schlichter

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - The Indiana Supreme Court suspended an
attorney who supplied the cell phone that former NFL quarterback Art Schlichter used to place bets from jail.
Indianapolis attorney Linda M. Wagoner will be on probation for two years after the 90-day suspension, under the court ruling Monday.
Wagoner, who was Schlichter's public defender, pleaded guilty in December 2000 to a misdemeanor trafficking charge for smuggling the telephone into a county jail in Indianapolis.
Schlichter, a former Ohio State quarterback, is serving a
five-year prison sentence after pleading guilty in January 2001 to money laundering, forging securities and unauthorized use of credit cards to pay gambling debts.
Schlichter (pictured, above) was the No. 1 draft pick in 1982 by the then-Baltimore Colts. He was suspended by the NFL in 1983 for gambling. He later returned to the Colts, who had relocated to Indianapolis in 1984, but was released the following season.
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