Ohio mayor gets house arrest for guilty plea to tax charges

LANCASTER, Ohio (AP) — A central Ohio mayor has been sentenced to 90 days house arrest after pleading guilty to failing to file state tax returns for two years.

The Columbus Dispatch reports Lancaster Mayor Brian Kuhn apologized during sentencing Monday on two counts of attempted failure to file state tax returns. He agreed to the misdemeanor charges in a plea deal that allows him to remain mayor.

A conviction on the original felony charges would have required the 52-year-old Kuhn to resign.

He also agreed to surrender his certified public accountant license for at least three years.

Kuhn’s wife Bridget was sentenced to four years in prison earlier this year for embezzling more than $300,000 from her employer and an American Legion post to pay for a gambling addiction.

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