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Ohio lawmaker accused of theft, fraud to be in court for change of plea or trial date setting
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Thursday, October 31, 2013 3:02 AM EDT
An Ohio lawmaker charged with fraud and theft is expected in court Thursday for a hearing either to set a trial date or to change his plea to guilty.
Beck had a similar hearing set for Sept. 19, but his defense attorneys asked for more time to review more than 60,000 pages of information from the prosecution.
Beck was indicted in July on 16 felony counts.
Beck has denied the allegations against him as "scandalous" through his attorneys and brushed away calls that he resign.
If convicted, authorities say Beck could face up to 102 years in prison.