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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Reuters) - Ohio Gov. Bob Taft's former chief of staff was found guilty on Friday of violating ethics laws by not disclosing gifts from a Republican fund-raiser embroiled in "Coingate," a scandal over a missing $13 million in state funds. Brian Hicks, 40, who became a lobbyist when he left government two years ago, pleaded no contest and was fined $1,000 for the misdemeanor ethics violation by Franklin County Municipal Court Judge Scott VanDerKarr. Hicks, who could have...
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