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Sheriff: Ohio senate candidate lied to deputies after mailing postcards falsely using GOP's name

David Uible faces two misdemeanor charges
Posted at 8:53 PM, Apr 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-14 20:53:50-04

A former Clermont County commissioner and current state senate candidate faces charges as the Clermont County Sheriff's Office says he lied to deputies and mailed postcards falsely claiming to be backed by the county GOP.

The postcards or "chasers" sent out earlier this month also bore the name and return address of Clermont County GOP Chair Greg Simpson and said it had been paid for by the party, according to court documents.

On April 7, Simpson notified the sheriff's office that the GOP did not approve or pay for the postcards, which deputies traced back to David Uible, a former Clermont County commissioner who is currently running for Senate District 14.

Court documents say Uible, 59 of New Richmond, first told deputies he had no involvement in making or distributing the postcards.

But police traced the postcard back to Minuteman Press in Anderson Township, where deputies said they learned Uible was responsible for the postcards and told store employees to "destroy any evidence of the chaser in their shop." Uible denied having anything to do with the mailers a second time

He now stands charged with falsification and obstructing official business, both misdemeanors.

Previously, Uible pleaded guilty to tampering with records during his time as Clermont County commissioner in 2018. Uible was sentenced to community control on Dec. 9, 2019.