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EX-DEPUTY TREASURER-BRIBERY SCHEME
Lobbyist pleads guilty in kickback scheme said to involve ex-deputy Ohio treasurer
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Friday, December 20, 2013 6:03 PM EST
Federal authorities say an Ohio attorney and lobbyist has pleaded guilty to his role in a kickback scheme at the state treasurer's office in which a former deputy treasurer also has been charged.
Alo admitted that between January 2009 and January 2011 he conspired with his friend Amer Ahmad (ah-MEHR' ah-MED') and others to use Ahmad's role as Ohio's then-deputy treasurer to direct state brokerage services to a Canton-based broker in exchange for more than $123,000 in personal payments.
Ahmad was indicted on fraud, money laundering, conspiracy and other charges in August. He has pleaded not guilty. His trial begins in March.