DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) - State Representative Clayton Luckie speaks out for the first time since his indictment last October.
Luckie spoke with our Marsha Bonhart Wednesday, but not before giving her a list of topics he would not discuss, including questions about his indictment and his defense against those allegations.
Luckie faces charges of corruption, theft in office and money laundering. All of which he's pleaded not guilty. Despite a request from Republicans, Luckie, a Democrat, has refused to resign as State Representative.
If convicted on all charges, Luckie faces more than 100 years in prison.
Luckie says despite the 49 charges and the indictment, he is still representing his constituents in the 39th District of the Ohio House.
"I told them to keep the faith until there is a positive outcome." Those are the words from Clayton Luckie to the constituents of Ohio's 39th District.
"I'm still working handling concerns, the heat's turned on, navigate benefits, transportation to elderly hasn't stopped."
Even though he has agreed not to run for office, he is technically still there until the end of December. In January, the 39th seat will be represented by Fred Strahorn.
Luckie says he will continue his legislative duties, yet he wonders how the criminal charges were developed.
"Ask the Secretary of State how many amendments have been given to elected officials? school board., council on up since I have been in office How many have had a chance to amend Everyone," said Luckie. "Why hasn't Clayton Luckie been given the same opportunity? I think when you ask yourself what do you think? I cannot help what people are doing, as I told my attorney, you have to fight the fight."
Lloyd Pierre Louis, attorney for Luckie, has filed a motion to dismiss the charges, but according to the Franklin County Prosecutor, Clayton Luckie will get an opportunity for due process in front of a judge and jury.
State Representative Luckie is scheduled for trial on December 20 in Franklin County.
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