A former government attorney who was disbarred after being convicted on espionage charges shouldn’t have her license to practice law in Washington, D.C., reinstated, an ethics panel said.

Former Defense Department lawyer Theresa Squillacote was found guilty in 1998 of attempted espionage, and spent 20 years in prison. Earlier this year, she asked the D.C. Board on Professional Responsibility to reinstate her license.

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