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Suspended Ohio sheriff pleads guilty to 4 felony counts

WAVERLY, Ohio (AP) — A suspended Ohio sheriff has pleaded guilty to multiple felonies, including theft in office following an investigation dating back more than a year. Charles Reader entered the pleas Thursday as part of a deal with prosecutors, who agreed to drop 13 remaining counts in an indictment related to allegations of misusing funds for gambling purposes, He also was fired from his post as Pike County sheriff and will be barred from holding public office. Reader pleaded guilty to two counts each of theft in office and tampering with evidence _ all felonies _ and a single count of conflict of interest. 

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