Former Allen Co. Sheriff Pleads Guilty in Federal Court

Toledo, OH (WIMA) -- The former Allen County Sheriff has pleaded guilty to asking for and taking bribes from people arrested in prostitution stings, suspected gamblers, and others.

According to a press release from the Department of Justice, Sam Crish appeared in U.S. District Court on Monday.

He faces anywhere from 12 to 15-and-a-half years in prison. He was also ordered by the court to pay back more than $600-thousand dollars in restitution.

Crish was elected Sheriff in 2008, 2012 and 2016.

He resigned his position at the end of January 2017.

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