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October 19, 2017
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Official gets month in jail in contract given to wife's employer
(WOUB) - A judge has sentenced a former eastern Ohio county commissioner to a month in jail on a dereliction of duty charge.

Judge James Peters sentenced former Muskingum County commissioner Ed Kenily to 60 days in jail with 30 days suspended.

Peters also ordered Kenily to repay the county $67,389 and placed him on two years probation once he's out of jail.

Kenily had pleaded guilty to the second-degree misdemeanor charge last month.

The charge arose from Kenily's vote in 2000 to approve a $16,000 contract with a firm that had just hired his wife, Goldie Kenily.

Kenily's wife worked on a project computerizing the county engineer's mailing list.

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