Michael McCabe, executive director of the committee to repeal the first amendment ironically known as the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign, is upset that former Senators Chuck Chvala and Brian Burke got their law licenses pulled for only two years as a result of their felony convictions.
For whatever its worth, I recently served as referee on a reinstatement case in which an attorney had been suspended for one year as a result of a fraud conviction and another in which the Office of Lawyer Regulation sought to pull the ticket of a guy who had been convicted of tax evasion.
In order to make my recommendations, I spent some time researching what the court had actually done with lawyers who had been convicted of what can broadly be called dishonesty crimes including those that were not themselves violations of their professional responsibilities (this applied to the second case).
Much depends on the circumstances but, rightly or wrongly, two years is fairly normal. Burke and Chvala were not made to be examples, but they really didn't catch a break either.
McCabe would argue that their prominence and status as high elected officials should militate in favor of a harsher penalty. I might argue that the aggressive application of the criminal law in at least some of the charges cuts the other way. It looks like the court chose the middle path.