Frankie Coleman to Plead to Misdemeanor Charges
The Columbus Dispatch blog Daily Briefing is reporting that Frankie Coleman, wife of Columbus Mayor Mike Coleman (D), will plead guilty at a court hearing on Tuesday to two misdemeanor charges, falsification and attempted theft in office, arising out of about $2,000 she received as pay for hours she did not work while employed at $70,000-a-year job at the Ohio development department, and for lying about it to investigators. She could face up to 180 days in jail and/or a $1,000 fine for each offense.
Lt. Gov. Lee Fisher was criticized for hiring Coleman, who entered a rehabilitation facility after the problems were exposed in a report in the Dispatch in May.
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