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Resigned Missouri House Speaker Diehl leaves job at law firm

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John Diehl

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) – Former Missouri House Speaker John Diehl has left his job at a suburban St. Louis law firm months after admitting to exchanging sexually charged text messages with a Capitol intern and resigning from public office.

Husch Blackwell Office Managing Partner Bob Tomaso confirmed Monday that Diehl resigned from the firm Oct. 1.

Diehl did not immediately return an Associated Press request for comment Monday.

Diehl resigned as speaker and his elected job as a Republican representative from suburban St. Louis in May on the last day of the legislative session. His resignation came after he acknowledged exchanging sexually suggestive text messages with a college intern.

Tomaso declined to comment further on Diehl’s departure from the law firm.