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SC lawyer who tried to hire hit man disbarred

A South Carolina attorney sentenced to three years in prison for trying to hire someone to kill another lawyer has been disbarred.

The state Supreme Court on Monday ordered that Irby Walker's law license be revoked.

Walker in August was sentenced after pleading guilty to solicitation to commit a felony.

Police said they recorded conversations Walker had with another person about how much Walker would be willing to pay to have Conway attorney Doug Thornton killed. The men have known each other since 1982, and Thornton said he shared an office with Walker until 2006.

Authorities say Walker paid the prospective hit man with a post-dated check because he didn't have enough money in his account to cover the check's face value.

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