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Former Rep. Denise Majette, (D) Georgia (Courtesy: U.S. House) Former Rep. Denise Majette, (D) Georgia (Courtesy: U.S. House)

ATLANTA (AP) - The Georgia Supreme Court has disbarred a former U.S. representative who previously served as a state court judge in DeKalb County.

In a 4-to-2 decision published Friday, the high court concluded Denise Majette violated the Rules of Professional Conduct.

The majority opinion says Majette submitted unsupported and misleading timesheets and invoices to a client and misrepresented her hours and fees to a court. Majette didn't immediately respond to a call seeking comment.

Majette was admitted to the State Bar of Georgia in 1983. In the dissenting opinion, Justice Harold Melton argued Majette had no other disciplinary problems. He wrote a more appropriate punishment would be a prolonged suspension with conditions for reinstatement.

Majette was elected to Congress in 2002 but left two years later to run for U.S. Senate.

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