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Ohio court justice to review disclosure statements

Published: May 16, 2014 7:55 AM

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- An Ohio Supreme Court justice says he's considering amending his financial disclosure statements to address some unreported debts.

Justice William O'Neill says he's guilty of being a poor record keeper but didn't intend to deceive anyone.

The Columbus Dispatch reports Friday (http://bit.ly/1jPrh3b ) that O'Neill hasn't always reported debts over $1,000 on his annual financial-disclosure statements as required by law.

The paper says O'Neill failed to report a court-ordered default judgment for $1,364 dating to 2004 and two earlier judgments totaling $2,983 from the early 2000s.

The paper reports that O'Neill also didn't file a financial-disclosure form in 2007 as he prepared to leave the 11th Ohio District Court of Appeals.

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O'Neill says it didn't occur to him he needed to file because he was leaving the bench.


Information from: The Columbus Dispatch, http://www.dispatch.com

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