Former state representative Peter Beck of Mason will go to trial March 23 on dozens of counts involving theft and fraud.
The trial is scheduled for four weeks in the Hamilton County Common Pleas courtroom of Judge John West.
Beck, who resigned from the Ohio House earlier this month, was indicted on sixteen counts in 2013. A second indictment this year added fifty-three more counts. But Beck's lawyers say 15 of them were duplicates of the original indictment.
A couple of seats in the Ohio legislature could make for interesting races. WVXU Political Reporter Howard Wilkinson talks about one seat held by Democrats for decades where a formidable Republican could be running and another where the incumbent is facing charges and could be on trial during the election.