democRAT Luckie denied early release from prison
Luckie asked in December for early release from his three-year prison sentence for money laundering, theft and election falsification. Luckie pleaded guilty to charges that he misused roughly $130,000 from his campaign account between 2006 and 2012 while serving in the Ohio House.
In denying the request, O’Donnell said, “Release at this time would demean the seriousness of the offenses. As an elected official, defendant’s failure to properly report more than $100,000 worth of transactions made with a campaign debit card — many of which were of a personal nature — are egregious violations of the public trust.”