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Now Former Columbus Fire Official Pleads Guilty To Misconduct Charge

Oct 24, 2019

Jack Reall
Credit firehouse.com

A former Columbus Deputy Fire chief pled guilty Wednesday to a misdemeanor charge involving payroll records, but insists that the case was politically motivated.  

52-year old Jack Reall was accused of drawing a salary for hundreds of hours while he was also being paid by third parties for consulting work. In a statement before sentencing, Reall said his years as the head of the firefighters union drew hostility from city officials.  As part of a plea deal, Reall will serve probation until he pays nearly 58 thousand dollars restitution to the city.  Reall retired Monday.