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Reardon gets $1,000 fine, probation in election loans case



Published: Fri, January 18, 2013 @ 12:45 p.m.

Reardon gets $1,000 fine, probation in election loans case

COLUMBUS

Former Mahoning County Treasurer John Reardon pleaded guilty to two misdemeanor counts of attempted election falsification for making false statements on documents related to money for his abandoned 2006 state auditor campaign.

Reardon of Boardman was sentenced to five years’ probation and a $1,000 fine in Franklin County Common Pleas Court.

Reardon made false statements on state campaign finance reports about $51,950 in phony loans from family members and Lisa Antonini, then his chief deputy at the county treasurer’s office and county Democratic Party chairwoman. That was done to make it appear he was a strong candidate for state auditor in 2006.

He dropped out of the race before the primary that year, receiving $115,000 from the Ohio Democratic Party to pay off that phony debt, legitimate debt and some money for a potential future political race.

In a prepared statement, Reardon wrote, “The loans were legitimate and there was no intent to mislead in any way. At the time the reports were filed I believed everything to be properly reported. I now understand that I was mistaken, and I accept responsibility for my mistake.”

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Comments

1gdog4766(1253 comments)posted 1 year, 2 months ago

Lisa was a terrible county chairperson, yet so many defended her every step of the way. When In reality she was just a Morley plant. Now all these people who popped up to save us from Hanni are winding up in these situations. Almost all of them have turned out to more corrupt than their predecessors.

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2gdog4766(1253 comments)posted 1 year, 2 months ago

I notice how people have been commenting about everything but this. Tough to admit you have been a sucker who has been duped.

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3vinglass(221 comments)posted 1 year, 2 months ago

“The loans were legitimate and there was no intent to mislead in any way" ..yeah, then your pants burst into flames!.

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