New testimony sought in Tom Noe's appeal

An Attorney for Tom Noe is seeking a new trial

A lawyer trying to win a new trial for the central figure in a state investment scandal wants to gather new testimony, but the Ohio Attorney General's office is opposed.

Former Maumee coin dealer and Republican fundraiser Tom Noe is serving 18 years in prison. He was convicted in 2006 of stealing from a $50 million rare-coin fund he oversaw for the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation.

Attorney Rick Kerger says the trial court made errors, and he has appealed to the U.S. District Court in Toledo to release Noe. The Toledo Blader eports Kerger filed a motion this week asking for a conference, saying he would like to question a prosecutor in the trial.

The attorney general's office responds that the court should consider only the evidence already available.

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