Ex-Ohio lawmaker convicted of theft seeks new trial again

PORT CLINTON, Ohio (AP) — An attorney for a former lawmaker removed from the Ohio House of Representatives following a felony theft conviction is arguing again that he deserves a new trial.

The Sandusky Register reports (http://bit.ly/2j9lBFl ) that attorney Geoffrey Oglesby says in a motion filed this past week that Steve Kraus was denied a fair trial and deserves another chance in court.

An Ottawa County jury in July 2015 found Kraus guilty of taking antiques from a home without the owner’s permission in 2014. Kraus has maintained his innocence.

Kraus claims he was denied a fair trial because former Ottawa County prosecutor Mark Mulligan discussed the case with potential prosecutors between in 2014. Kraus says this information wasn’t provided to his attorneys.


Information from: Sandusky Register, http://www.sanduskyregister.com/cgi-bin/liveique.acgi$sch=frontpage?frontpage