Athens County sheriff indicted
Feb 4, 2014 at 8:57 PM
A special Athens County grand jury indicted Athens County Sheriff Patrick Kelly on 25 counts Friday, including 13 counts of theft in office, according to a news article in the Athens Messenger.
Sheriff Kelly is scheduled to be arraigned Monday in Athens County Common Pleas Court. He has denied he committed any illegal acts.
"The indictment charges that the criminal conduct Kelly undertook spans his entire tenure of holding the public office of Athens County sheriff," a document signed by Assistant Attorney General James Roberts states. "By taking campaign donations, Kelly began using his position for his own personal gain before even assuming office."
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