01 June 2005

State Auditor Returns Campaign Money

June 1, 2005

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- State Auditor Betty Montgomery said she is giving back thousands of dollars in campaign contributions she received from a coin dealer under state and federal investigation.

Montgomery said Thomas Noe and his wife gave her campaign $8,100 dating back to 1993. Noe is under investigation for his handling of $50 million in workers' compensation money he invested in rare coins.

Federal authorities also want to know more about contributions Noe gave to President George W. Bush for his re-election campaign.


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