State Rep. Dale Mallory (D-Cincinnati) will be sentenced Thursday on ethics violations. (Provided by Dale Mallory's website)
State Rep. Dale Mallory (D-Cincinnati) received a suspended jail sentence, probation and $600 in court costs and fines Thursday on two misdemeanor ethic law violations related to taking Cincinnati Bengals tickets from lobbyists and then failing to properly report them on required disclosure forms.
He faced up to seven months in jail and $1,250 in fines. Franklin County Common Pleas Court Judge Patrick E. Sheeran gave him a 180-day suspended jail sentence on one charge and 1 year probation on the second, said Mallory's lawyer, Mike Allen.
The Joint Legislative Ethics Committee referred Mallory for prosecution after finding he improperly accepted the tickets from payday lending lobbyists in 2009 and 2013 that exceeded the $75 gift limit. Charges also were brought against the lobbyists.