Kovachik reports to jail en route to prison term
YOUNGSTOWN — A former aide to the late U.S. Rep. James Traficant reported to the Mahoning County jail today to begin her prison sentence.
Linda Kovachik, 70, of Flagler Lane received the 2-year prison sentence last week for stealing from a 76-year-old woman with dementia.
Kovachik pleaded guilty in November to one count of felony theft. Prosecutors said she stole about $100,000.
Jail officials will turn Kovachik over to the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections.