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      Ex-Ohio chief admits keeping cash from gun sales

      SANDUSKY, Ohio (AP) - A former police chief in northern Ohio has pleaded guilty to selling a township's weapons and keeping the money.

      Former Perkins Township police Chief Tim McClung pleaded guilty to theft and mail fraud Wednesday in federal court and now faces 8 to 14 months in prison.

      He's also facing a theft in office charge in Erie County court, where he's accused of stealing three weapons from the police department. He has pleaded not guilty in that case.

      Federal prosecutors say the department bought the weapons and McClung sold them to undisclosed private individuals.

      (Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
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