AKRON, Ohio (AP) - A former state lawmaker admits he purchased Ohio State University football tickets with campaign money and sold them for a personal profit.
Former state Rep. John Widowfield, a Republican from Cuyahoga Falls near Akron, apologized Wednesday and said he's reimbursed his campaign $13,676 to cover the profit.
Widowfield resigned in May after the Joint Legislative Ethics Committee began investigating.
Officials say buying the tickets was legal, but selling from for a personal profit was an illegal use of campaign funds for personal benefit.
The Ohio Elections Commission continues to review the case, as does a Franklin County prosecutor in Columbus.