David Stringer

Rep. David Stringer, second row from the back, listens Monday as Rep. Reginald Bolding calls for the House to oust him because of prior criminal complaints and comments he made last year about race and immigration.

PHOENIX — The Arizona State Bar has dismissed its investigation into Rep. David Stringer, who was under scrutiny for sex charges in the 1980s.

In January, the Bar opened an ethics investigation into Stringer's application to practice law in which he was required to disclose any convictions to an Arizona Supreme Court committee.

Bar counsel Matthew McGregor sent a letter Thursday to Stringer and his attorney, saying it doesn't appear to be any clear and convincing evidence to support the allegation that Stringer failed to make the required disclosures in seeking admission to the State Bar.

The Phoenix New Times reported Stringer was charged with sex crimes in a 1983 case in Baltimore that was later expunged.

Stringer was admitted to the bar in 2004.

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