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Pike County Sheriff Facing Ethics Charge


A state ethics charge has been filed against Pike County Sheriff Charles Reader, who is already facing multiple felonies. 

Reader has pleaded not guilty to a misdemeanor count of making a false statement to the Ohio Ethics Commission. He is accused of failing to report 75 hundred dollars in loans and gifts on a financial disclosure statement. Reader said in a statement that "politics do not belong in law enforcement." He announced Friday he's planning to run as an independent next year. Reader, who is suspended, was indicted  in June on charges that include theft in office and tampering with evidence after authorities investigated allegations that he stole confiscated drug money.

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