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Lawmaker Sentenced For Ethics Violations

Dec 12, 2014

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A Democratic state lawmaker who pleaded guilty to ethics violations related to accepting Cincinnati Bengals tickets from lobbyists and failing to properly report them on required disclosure forms was sentenced Thursday. 

State Representative Dale Mallory was fined 600 dollars by a Franklin County judge and sentenced to one year of probation. The Joint Legislative Ethics Committee found Mallory improperly accepted tickets from payday lending industry lobbyists in 2009 and 2013. Mallory is one of four lawmakers convicted out of a federal investigation, and charges against the lobbyists have been filed.