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Former Democratic State Lawmaker Says He Will Seek Presidential Pardon Of Corruption Conviction

Dec 2, 2019

Credit Ohio Public Radio

A former Democratic State Representative sentenced to prison after pleading guilty to mail fraud says he did nothing wrong and will seek a presidential pardon.  

Clayton Luckie, who is black, says pardoning him would be a good way for Republican President Trump to show he cares about the minority community.  Luckie was sentenced in November to four months in prison after a judge rejected a probation recommendation. Luckie was convicted of offering his firm as a front for another company to win work intended for disadvantaged businesses and submitted false invoices for thousands of dollars to the City of Dayton.  Luckie left prison in 2016 after serving three years for convictions on charges that included election falsification.