The state's highest court today began formal disciplinary proceedings against former state representative Steve Brown
Brown, 42, stands to have his law license suspended following his guilty plea to a federal conspiracy charge.
Brown may never campaign again - for himself or friends.
, Chief Disciplinary Counsel for the Missouri Supreme
Court, filed paperwork with the court which asks Brown to
"show cause" for why he should not be disciplined.
That's standard operating procedure whenever a lawyer pleads to or is found guilty of a crime.
Brown helped federal authorities prove that his good friend, former state senator Jeff Smith
, lied to federal election officials and law enforcement during probes of an election rules violation
Brown and Smith discussed their cover-up
at numerous spots around town, including the steam room at the exclusive Racquet Club
Brown and Smith will be sentenced on November 10.