Athens County Sheriff Indicted on 25 Counts

Updated 31 weeks ago Special to HNN Provided by Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine
Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine  announced that an indictment has been issued in the special grand jury investigating allegations against Athens County Sheriff Patrick Kelly.

Kelly, 63 years old, of The Plains, has been indicted on 25 counts, including 23 felony counts:

  • Three counts of Theft in Office, a fourth-degree felony
  • Ten counts of Theft in Office, a fifth-degree felony
  • Four counts of Theft, a fifth-degree felony
  • One count of Engaging in a Pattern of Corrupt Activity, a first-degree felony
  • One count of Money Laundering, a third-degree felony
  • One count of Tampering with Evidence, a third-degree felony
  • One count of Tampering with Records, a third-degree felony
  • One count of Perjury, a third-degree felony
  • One count of Failure to Keep Cashbook, an unclassified felony
  • One count of Obstructing Official Business, a second-degree misdemeanor
  • One count of Dereliction of Duty, a second-degree misdemeanor

Attorney General DeWine also announced that his office, as required by Ohio Revised Code Section 3.16, would request that the Ohio Supreme Court initiate proceedings for “suspension of a local official charged with (a) felony related to official conduct.”

 

A copy of the indictment and charts explaining degrees for Theft in Office charges and possible sentences are available on the Ohio Attorney General’s website.

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