The brother of a former Lima City Councilman will be sentenced this fall for an elections violation.
As part of a plea deal, Larry Magnus pleaded no contest to a violation of prohibitions related to petitions in an election campaign.
Assistant Allen County Prosecutor Tony Miller says Magnus dropped off voting petitions for commissioner's candidate Brian Cheney at Vino Bellisimo back on February second.
He says Magnus was not there to personally witness some of the signatures. As an ex-felon, Magnus is also not allowed to be a petition circulator.
The 52-year old Magnus is currently on community control for having a weapon under disability.
He will be sentenced on the elections charge October first. His punishment could range from community service to a year in jail.