|Ohio lawmaker to be in court in fraud, theft case|
|Written by Associated Press|
|Thursday, 31 October 2013 06:14|
CINCINNATI (AP) — An Ohio lawmaker charged with fraud and theft is expected in court Thursday for a hearing either to set a trial date or to change his plea to guilty.
Republican state Rep. Pete Beck of Mason has pleaded not guilty to allegations that he misled investors about a company's financial status and used their money for personal gain.
Beck had a similar hearing set for Sept. 19, but his defense attorneys asked for more time to review more than 60,000 pages of information from the prosecution.
Beck was indicted in July on 16 felony counts.
Beck has denied the allegations against him as "scandalous" through his attorneys and brushed away calls that he resign.
If convicted, authorities say Beck could face up to 102 years in prison.
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