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Ohio taxpayer challenges sending fine to Newtown

Associated Press • Jan 24, 2013 at 9:00 AM

The challenge was sent Wednesday to the Stark County prosecutor by Craig Conley, an attorney representing Thomas Marcelli on behalf of county taxpayers. Conley says fines should go to the county under Ohio law.

Judge Frank Forchione had sentenced coach Scott Studer to 15 years in prison and sent his fine to the Newtown school support fund.

The judge says he will review the challenge.

Conley asked John Ferrero, who led the coach's prosecution, to seek an out-of-county prosecutor to handle the fine issue. A message was left for Ferrero.

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