Updated: 6:54 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013 | Posted: 10:16 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013
Luckie Plea Agreement:
Clayton Luckie pleaded guilty to six counts of election falsification, one count of filing a false ethics financial disclosure form, one count of money laundering and one count of theft.
He promises to cooperate with the FBI and prosecutor in ongoing investigations. The prosecutor promises to consider Luckie’s cooperation when deciding whether to object to a petition for early release down the road.
Luckie agreed to close his campaign account “as is” and forfeit any remaining balance to the Ohio Elections Commission.
Luckie will not run for or hold any elective office for five years.
Franklin County Common Pleas Court Judge Alan Travis sentenced Luckie to three years in state prison, beginning March 18, and three years of post-release control. Luckie is also ordered to pay back $11,893 in state pay he took from Oct. 10 when he was indicted until Dec. 31 when his Ohio House term ended.
The Dayton Daily News first reported in August that Clayton Luckie was under criminal investigation, prompting local Democrats to press him to withdraw his name from the November ballot. In October, the Daily News was first in the state to report that the criminal case was landing in court. After his indictment on 49 criminal counts, the Daily News detailed how much it cost taxpayers to continue paying his salary through the end of his legislative term.