Ex-Traficant aide gets two years for stealing $100,000


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YOUNGSTOWN — Linda Kovachik, the former aide to the late U.S. Rep. James Traficant who stole from an elderly woman, received a two-year prison sentence today in Mahoning County Common Pleas Court.

Judge Anthony M. D’Apolito imposed the sentence and allowed Kovachik to report to the Mahoning County jail at a later date.

Investigators say Kovachik stole about $100,000 from a woman she befriended at church who later developed dementia.

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