The former Prince George's County delegate who was suspended from office without pay last month after admitting that she misused public funds plans to sue the state if she is not reinstated in the Maryland legislature, her attorneys said Tuesday.
Democrat Tiffany Alston was convicted in June of misdemeanor theft after using roughly $800 in state funds to pay an employee in her law office. She also pleaded no contest last month to using $3,500 in campaign funds to pay for her wedding.
On Tuesday her sentence was reduced to probation before judgment after she completed the terms of a plea deal -- 300 hours of community service, $800 in restitution to the Maryland General Assembly and a $500 civil citation. She will be on probation for three years.
Maryland House Speaker Michael Busch said he does not plan to reverse her suspension.