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Vicksburg lawyer disbarred in diet drug case

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VICKSBURG, MS (AP)  A Vicksburg lawyer has been disbarred from practicing law before the U.S. Supreme Court.

The Supreme Court on Monday issued the disbarment order for Robert Arledge.

He was convicted in federal court in 2007 for swindling a pharmaceutical company out of millions over the diet drug Fen-Phen.

Fen-Phen was a prescription diet drug pulled from the market in 1997 after research revealed it could cause heart problems.

Arledge was suspended from practicing law in Mississippi in 2008.

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