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Former aide to Democratic Treasurer Boyce admits to bribery, fraud
Ahmad faced 15 years in prison
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A former Ohio deputy treasurer has pleaded guilty to bribery and conspiracy in a kickback scheme.

Amer Ahmad, who now lives in Chicago, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court today. He faces up to 15 years in prison.

Attorney and lobbyist Mohammed Noure Alo of Columbus, pleaded guilty in the same  scheme last week.

Ahmad was an aide to former Democratic Treasurer Kevin Boyce. According to court records, he, Alo and others conspired to use his position to channel state business to a securities broker in return for kickbacks from January 2009 to January 2011.

Prosecutors say the money was disguised through a landscaping business.

Boyce lost the 2010 election to Republican Josh Mandel and Ahmad went to work as Chicago comptroller. Boyce insists he had no idea what Ahmad was up to.

 

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