Legal Ethics

Report: Ex-AG Who Quit After Sex Harass Scandal to Plead Guilty to Ethics Misdemeanors

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A former Ohio attorney general who resigned in the midst of a sexual harassment scandal in 2008 is expected to plead guilty tomorrow to two misdemeanors that have not yet been formally filed.

Marc Dann will plead guilty in Franklin County Municipal Court to ethics violations concerning improper staff payments and income omitted from financial disclosure forms, according to the Columbus Dispatch and the Youngstown Vindicator.

They concern campaign fund money allegedly used for staff member living expenses and a $5,000 loan to a staff member from a transition account. The staff members concerned lived with Dann, reports the Toledo Blade.

If convicted, Dann could be sentenced to as much as a year in prison and fined $2,000. He would also be barred from holding public office for seven years.

Earlier coverage: “Who is Investigating Ex-Ohio AG Marc Dann? AP Counts Six Agencies” “Scathing Report Blisters Ex-Ohio AG”

Toledo Blade: “Wife of ex-AG Marc Dann pleads guilty to ethics violation”

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