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Ohio GOP lawmaker contesting fraud, theft charges

Published: Fri, July 26, 2013 @ 2:15 p.m.

CINCINNATI (AP) — A southwest Ohio lawmaker that authorities say misled investors and used their money for personal gain has entered a not-guilty plea.

State Rep. Pete Beck is free on a $50,000 bond, with a Hamilton County Common Pleas Court hearing scheduled Aug. 12. The certified public accountant from Mason waived a scheduled arraignment appearance today.

The 60-year-old Republican was indicted last week on charges including theft, securities fraud, making misrepresentations and selling securities in an insolvent company without full disclosure.

Beck has denied the allegations against him as scandalous through his attorneys. He also has brushed away calls for his resignation.


1AtownAugie(891 comments)posted 2 years, 12 months ago

"Consistent" is an apt adjective for the AP: they herald party affiliation in a headline when a GOP'er is accused, yet bury in the latter paragraphs of a story party affiliation when a miscreant Democrat is involved. (Seems the AP interprets "freedom of the press" as "freedom to be liberal." We need to stop referring to the AP as a "news organization" and instead call them what they became decades ago: "The Democrat Party Public Relations Office.")

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2ondaedg(19 comments)posted 2 years, 12 months ago

Please provide an example of this alleged bias.

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3isaac45(412 comments)posted 2 years, 12 months ago

exactly, right-wing talking point...what has happened a number of times is r's magically become d's on fox news when in trouble...so much so ailes felt the need to issue a statement a while back about the graphics dept, saying there would be firings if it continued...i don't know of one

btw, it's a shame our most famous "newsman" in the valley is actually a right-wing political hack, but so it is

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4Roger_Thornhill(1068 comments)posted 2 years, 12 months ago

Of course there is a bias. I can't EVER remember seeing "Ohio Dem lawmaker ...." in a headline when they are in trouble. NEVER.

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5borylie(950 comments)posted 2 years, 12 months ago

SAN DIEGO (AP) - San Diego Mayor Bob Filner said today he will undergo therapy after less than a year in office amid allegations that he sexually harassed women. Filner announced his plan for a two-week stay in a behavioral clinic after a series of women claimed he kissed, groped and placed them in headlocks.

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6borylie(950 comments)posted 2 years, 12 months ago

Any mention of Mr.Filner's party affiliation?

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