"I don't believe Dante is ever going to use again," Teri said during her emotional testimony. "I think people have missed six great years of his lawyering worrying about that."
She said their family relationships have improved and that he now has a close relationship with God.
He's made amends with her and her father, James Coleman, who testified for Dante at the March 27 hearing. Coleman, who also has struggled with addiction, drove Dante to and from work and Alcoholics Anonymous meetings while he was living at the halfway house.
She said Dante going to federal prison "absolutely had to happen."
Teri gave an emotional testimony about the time her husband went to federal prison and the time they feared he would have to return.
Teri said she and Dante were terrified when he received a target letter from the U.S. Attorney's Office in 2008. Dante was still living in a halfway house when he received the letter that eventually led to the 2009 proceedings where he pleaded guilty to providing a false statement to a bank.
U.S. District Judge Thomas Johnston sentenced him to one day in custody and five years supervised release. He will remain on supervised release until 2015.
If his law license is reinstated he plans to stay on at The Calwell Practice, where he's been offered a position as an attorney. Stuart Calwell, who operates the firm, told the hearing board in March he would supervise Dante and that if he slipped up he would report him.
Dante said he wants to be able to provide a modest living for his family and support his children and grandchildren. He also would like to help his daughter, who recently graduated from West Virginia University with a degree in biology, pay for medical school.
"I am driven to be all in on this — all in on my recovery," Dante said. "I am driven to continue to do the things I'm doing in my life."
The hearing board will make a determination and give a recommendation to the state Supreme Court, which will then render a decision.
Contact writer Ashley B. Craig at ashley.cr...@dailymail.com or 304-348-4850.