Ohio lawmaker, Rep. Clayton Luckie, indicted in spending probe

COLUMBUS, Ohio - An Ohio state lawmaker has been indicted on 49 charges of theft in office, money laundering and corruption related to the use of his campaign funds.

Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O'Brien announced the charges against state Rep. Clayton Luckie on Wednesday.

O'Brien and Cincinnati-based FBI agent Edward Hanko say the charges against the fourth-term Dayton Democrat resulted from Luckie's failure to list campaign expenditures since 2006.

Luckie also is accused of diverting about $130,000 from his campaign committee to his personal checking account, ATM withdrawals and similar transactions.

Luckie, who did not return a call for comment Wednesday, has said he will finish out his term ending in December but isn't seeking re-election.

Democrats currently hold 40 of 99 state House seats. O'Brien is a Republican.

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