Tuesday, the trial of Tom Noe, the indicted coin dealer who was charged with 44 felony counts for allegedly bilking the Ohio Bureau of Worker’s Compensation (BWC), began last Tuesday with opening statements and prosecution testimony. Prosecution opened with Noe’s former cataloger talking about the coins and the free flow of money. Testimony was followed by an appraiser from Southeby’s who said that he was surprised to find “millions of dollars” collectible Americana which was said to have been bought with proceeds from coin sales.
Last month, Noe pleaded guilty to three counts of campaign finance violations and was sentenced to 27 months in prison. Noe remains free on $500,000 bail during this trial.
Readers can follow the story at the Toledo Blade. Unless something extrordinary happens, I will report on the verdict when it is handed down.