Ex-State Patrol Colonel May Have Violated Ethics Rules


UPDATED: Wednesday November 4, 2009 3:52 PM

Former Ohio State Highway Patrol Col. Richard Collins allegedly failed to report lunches on his state ethics disclosure report, 10 Investigates' Paul Aker reported Tuesday.

Inspector General Thomas Charles was scheduled to release a report later in the day that showed Collins purchased the lunches paid for by a state employee activity fund.

Collins resigned from the Ohio State Highway Patrol in August at the urging of Gov. Ted Strickland, Aker reported.

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Collins told Aker that he was working with an attorney to fix the problem.

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