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Conviction of Ex-Gov. Bob Taft is expunged

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Legal records of the historic conviction of then-Ohio Gov. Bob Taft in a 2005 rare-coin investment scandal have been shielded forever from public view.

Taft, descendant of a U.S. president, is Ohio’s only governor convicted of a crime.

The fact his record’s been expunged is drawn from the lack of any reference to his no-contest plea on ethics charges in a state watchdog’s report released last week on the Coingate scandal.

The action was first reported by The Columbus Dispatch.

Inspector General Randall Meyer, who produced last week’s long-awaited investigative report, indicated he was legally prohibited from mentioning certain figures’ involvement because their records were sealed. He didn’t say who.

Taft’s name appears in the document, but his and four other convictions aren’t mentioned.

Reached Tuesday, Taft declined to comment.

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