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Published: Tuesday, 9/3/2013

Ohio treasurer reviews work of predecessor's aide

ASSOCIATED PRESS

COLUMBUS — Ohio’s state treasurer has ordered an internal review of all business a former deputy state treasurer was involved in following the man’s indictment in a bribery scheme.

Republican Treasurer Josh Mandel said today the analysis seeks any additional evidence of alleged fraud by Amer Ahmad, a top deputy to Mandel’s Democratic predecessor Kevin Boyce, and will determine what tax money might allegedly have been involved.

Prosecutors allege Ahmad and others conspired to use Ahmad’s position to enrich themselves and their businesses by securing lucrative state business between 2009 and 2011. The 38-year-old Ahmad, later Chicago’s comptroller, has pleaded not guilty to charges that include money laundering, wire fraud and bribery.

Mandel said he expects to hire an independent third party to aid his office’s review.



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