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Former Deputy State Tresurer Sentenced In Kickback Scheme

A federal judge has sentenced two people for their roles in an alleged kickback scheme at the state treasurer's office.  Amer Ahmad will serve 15 years in prison for bribery and conspiracy. Ahmad, who fled to Pakistan to avoid punishment, was sentenced in absentia. Ahmad worked for two Democratic state treasurers, Rich Cordray and Kevin Boyce, then for Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel.  Co-defendant Joseph Chiavaroli, a mortgage broker, was sentenced to 18 months in prison.  

Jim has been with WCBE since 1996. Before that he worked as a reporter at another Columbus radio station, and for three newspapers in Southwest Florida.
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