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GOVERNOR'S RACE-CANDIDATE'S SON
Ohio Democratic gubernatorial candidate's son accused of buying stolen identities, tax fraud
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Friday, April 18, 2014 3:48 PM EDT
A son of Ohio Democratic gubernatorial candidate Larry Ealy has been accused of buying stolen identities online and using them to file fraudulent federal income tax returns for refunds.
Lance Ealy is acting as his own attorney and denies wrongdoing. He said in a telephone interview Friday that he did not file the tax returns or steal identities, among other arguments.
He was initially charged in October after authorities said he purchased hundreds of stolen identities online.
The superseding indictment alleges he electronically filed at least 150 fraudulent federal income tax returns last year, including 50 with information unlawfully acquired.
A trial is scheduled for Aug. 18.