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A Vernon lawyer has pleaded guilty to associating with a gang.
In BC Supreme Court in Vancouver, William Mastop has admitted to participating in activities of a criminal organization.
He had been slated to go to trial by jury next month.
The lawyer was charged almost three years ago, and accused of associating with the Vernon-based gang known as the "Greeks."
Last month, five Greeks members or associates were found guilty of murder or manslaughter in the deaths of two former drug runners and a dealer.
It was BC's longest-running criminal jury trial, lasting nearly 18 months.
Mastop is set to appear next in court January 18th to fix a date for sentencing.