LINCOLN — A Wahoo attorney who was convicted of a felony after failing to report more than $1 million in income will lose his law license for three years.

On Friday, the Nebraska Supreme Court suspended 63-year-old Kent Trembly’s license to practice law.

In 2015, Trembly pleaded guilty to filing a tax return for 2006 that failed to report more than $1 million in gross receipts from his legal, veterinary, supplement sales and investment brokerage businesses.

Trembly was sentenced to probation for two years, which included six months of home restriction and $110,374 in restitution.

Initially a referee recommended that Trembly’s license be suspended for 18 months because the attorney’s actions did not harm any clients.

The referee also noted Trembly had no disciplinary issues with his law license or his veterinary license before his felony conviction. He was also honorably discharged from the Nebraska Air National Guard as a lieutenant colonel in 2014.

The court disagreed with the referee’s assessment.

The multiple year suspension was needed to maintain the public’s confidence in the bar and deter other attorneys from similar action, the court said.

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Emily covers K-12 education, including Omaha Public Schools. Previously, Emily covered local government and the Nebraska Legislature for The World-Herald. Follow her on Twitter @emily_nitcher. Phone: 402-444-1192.

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