Four people are dead in two separate accidents in Central Ohio. In Pataskala, investigators say a head-on collision on East Broad took three lives. One vehicle crossed the center line. Early this morning, the driver of a pick-up truck was killed when he slammed into a tree in a residential area south of Route 104 [...]
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.