On this episode of Broad & High, an artist profile: Dennis DeVendra, a blind woodturner. Also a look at Dangerdust, the anonymous chalk artist duo from Columbus College of Arts and Design, Helping Hands Center an arts & autism based in Clintonville, Petali Teas and D’Art the Gallery Kitty at Dublin Arts Council.
Former State Trooper From Powell Gets 50 Months Behind Bars
The State Trooper from Powell who pleaded guilty to federal charges of mortgage fraud and bankruptcy fraud has been sentenced to more than four years in prison.
Prosecutors say Benjamin Richardson deceived lenders into giving loans that he never paid back, then filed for bankruptcy without reporting income he received from a nightclub he co-owned with a narcotics trafficker.
He was also convicted of one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud, four counts of wire fraud, and two counts of making false statements
Richardson was ordered to pay restitution of $617,600 to lenders he deceived through the mortgage fraud.
Richardson was a trooper with the Ohio State Highway Patrol when he was charged and resigned when the charges were returned.