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Ex-lawmaker Denenberg, now doing time, is also disbarred

Ex-Nassau Legis. David Denenberg, seen in an undated

Ex-Nassau Legis. David Denenberg, seen in an undated photo, pleaded guilty in a mail-fraud case. Credit: Jessica Rotkiewicz

Former Nassau County Legis. David Denenberg, who pleaded guilty to bilking a law firm client out of $2.3 million, has been officially stripped of his law license.

A Sept. 16 order from a Brooklyn Appellate Court shows Denenberg had been disbarred, as is automatic for lawyers convicted of a felony.

Denenberg, 52, of Merrick, pleaded guilty in January to eight felony counts of mail fraud for bilking a Port Washington electronics retailer out of millions in legal services that were never rendered between 2006 and 2014.

Denenberg attorney Jason Russo said the former Democratic lawmaker voluntarily withdrew from the state bar and federal patent bar shortly before pleading guilty. Russo said it is unclear if Denenberg will eventually seek reinstatement.

Denenberg began serving a 90-day prison sentence on Aug. 24 at the Federal Correctional Institution at Fort Dix, a minimum security prison in New Jersey.

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