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Ohio Rep indicted on 49 charges
State Rep. Clayton Luckie charged with first degree felony Pattern of Corrupt Activity.
by WKSU's STATEHOUSE CORRESPONDENT BILL COHEN


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State Rep. Clayton Luckie (D.) 39th District
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Another state lawmaker is facing dozens of criminal charges.

Representative Clayton Luckie has been indicted on 49 charges including racketeering, money laundering and theft in office. 

The FBI and the Franklin County prosecutor say the Dayton Democrat diverted $130,000 from his campaign funds to his personal use, including gambling and electronics purchases. FBI agent Ed Hanko says Luckie regularly submitted forged documents with the signature of a fake campaign treasurer.

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“Every signature and every submission he made since 2006 was false and so in my mind, it is a very simple case,” Hanko says. “We all learn this as children: You don’t cheat, lie or steal, and when you are an elected official, that even goes ten fold.”

Prosecutors say one strong piece of evidence against Luckie is a $625 check made out to the Ohio Legislative Black Caucus. It was deposited in Luckie’s personal account.

Luckie had planned to run for re-election this year, but dropped out when it became clear he was under investigation. He refused to resign, but did agree not to vote on pieces of legislation. Now that he’s been indicted, Ohio House Speaker Bill Batchelder is calling on him to resign immediately.

This summer, Columbus area lawmaker Carlton Weddington was sentenced to three year in prison for bribery.

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