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Judge Rejects "Coingate" Fundraiser's Request For A New Trial

Sep 30, 2014

Tom Noe
Credit cleveland.com

A federal judge has reject a request for a new trial for the former Toledo-area  coin dealer and Republican party fundraiser at the center of a state investment scandal.  

A federal district judge in Akron turned down Tom Noe's appeal on Tuesday to overturn his conviction and grant a new trial.  The judge agreed with a recommendation from a federal magistrate judge who said that Noe didn't prove his arguments that he was denied a fair trial.  Noe had argued the trial should have been moved out of Toledo because of pre-trial publicity.   Noe was convicted of stealing from a $50 million rare-coin fund he oversaw for the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation. He's serving an 18-year prison term.