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2005-07-29 14:00:31

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...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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