COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The attorney for an Ohio state lawmaker who's been indicted on 49 charges of theft in office, money laundering and corruption related to the use of campaign funds says the Dayton Democrat will plead not guilty to all charges.
State Rep. Clayton Luckie planned to surrender to authorities Wednesday.
Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O'Brien and Cincinnati-based FBI agent Edward Hanko announced the charges against the fourth-term lawmaker Wednesday.
He is accused of misusing campaign funds since 2006 and faces dozens of years in prison.
Authorities say Luckie diverted about $130,000 from his campaign for personal purchases, loan and mortgage payments, and casino spending.
Luckie had planned to finish out his term ending in December, but it is unclear whether that will be possible.