|Former Ohio lawmaker fined over Buckeyes tickets|
|Written by Admin|
|Tuesday, 28 October 2008 17:28|
A Franklin County judge on Tuesday ordered former state Rep. John Widowfield to pay the fine after Widowfield pleaded guilty to two first degree misdemeanor charges - filing a false financial disclosure statement and converting campaign funds into personal use.
Both of the charges carried a possible six-month jail sentence.
The Republican from Cuyahoga Falls near Akron resigned from the Legislature in May. He apologized earlier this month and said he had reimbursed his campaign $13,676 to cover the profit from the ticket sales.
Information from: Akron Beacon Journal, http://www.ohio.com