Tom Noe, the indicted coin dealer who was charged with allegedly bilking the Ohio Bureau of Worker’s Compensation (BWC), was sentenced to 27 months in jail. This sentence was handed down in federal court for his guilty plea to three counts of federal campaign finance violations. Noe was charged with using friends and associates to funnel $45,400 to President Bush’s re-election campaign. Noe will have to pay $136,000 in fines in addition to his jail sentence.
Noe will remain free on bond until his trial for 46 felony counts from Ohio for allegedly stealing over $50 million from the Ohio BWC rare coin fund. His case is scheduled for trial next month.