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New trial date for Ohio sheriff in corruption case

ATHENS, Ohio (AP) — A new trial date has been set for an Ohio sheriff facing 25 charges in a corruption case.

Athens County Sheriff Pat Kelly has pleaded innocent to charges including theft in office, tampering with records and engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity and is confident he will be exonerated.

The Athens Messenger reported Thursday (http://bit.ly/1tZrGXk ) that Judge Patricia Cosgrove rescheduled Kelly's September trial to Jan. 26.

The paper says Kelly's defense lawyer wants a delay because of the "voluminous" amount of records in the case.

Cosgrove says moving the trial out of Athens County is unlikely and would be done only as a last resort if it was impossible to seat an impartial jury.

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Information from: The Athens Messenger, http://www.athensmessenger.com/

 

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