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No jail time for former Clermont County engineer accused of stealing money for campaign

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Posted at 12:59 PM, Jul 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-16 17:47:49-04

BATAVIA, Ohio -- The former Clermont County engineer who pleaded guilty to "soliciting or receiving improper compensation" related to his re-election campaign, will not serve jail time, a judge ruled Tuesday.

Patrick Manger was accused of taking money for his re-election campaign. Judge Victor M. Haddad ordered Manger pay $3,000 in restitution and donate $250 to the literacy council of Clermont County.

Manger is also barred from holding another public job in Ohio for seven years.

During his sentencing, Manger told Haddad he made a mistake.

“Sometimes we lose sight of what we’re doing and why we’re doing it and we have to catch ourselves, and in this case it got the best of you,” Haddad said.

Manger submitted a resignation letter to the Board of County Commissioners on June 30.