Woman convicted over Obama records
DAVENPORT | A federal jury has convicted an Iowa woman of illegally accessing President Obama’s student loan records.
Jurors on Wednesday found Sandra Teague guilty of exceeding authorized computer access.
Seven of the nine defendants have pleaded guilty or are scheduled to do so. One other case remains set for trial.
Ex-congressman gets ballot chance
WARREN | A convicted former congressman from Ohio has won more time to prove he collected enough petition signatures to run for Congress Nov. 2 as an independent.
Ohio Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner broke a Trumbull County Elections Board tie Wednesday, giving James Traficant a chance to prove that he collected enough signatures. Mrs. Brunner stepped in after the board deadlocked on whether to disqualify Mr. Traficant from the ballot earlier this month.
Former Traficant aide Linda Kovachik says his backers welcome the chance to correct errors in judging the validity of petitions.
Mr. Traficant represented the Youngstown area as a Democrat for nearly two decades before being convicted of corruption in 2002.
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