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Motion for New Trial and Appeal to Ohio Supreme Court
January 22, 2017

On January 10, 2017 I filed a motion for a new trial based on new evidence I obtained in a Public Records Request of the Ottawa County Prosecutors See More

THE STORY:

Steve Kraus wrote -

Steve Kraus needs your help. As an Auctioneer and Real Estate Agent for over 11 and 7 years respectively, he was helping a fellow agent when he was accused of theft. During this same timeframe, Steve, a conservative, ran a successful campaign and ultimately won a seat in the House of Representatives, 89th District in Ohio, beating the former chairman of the Ohio Democrat Party. Post-victory, he was charged with 3 felony counts. After a trial riddled with questionable occurrences, he was found guilty of one count of theft, a fifth-degree felony.

Steve is a Christian and a veteran, and has vowed to fight on! From the beginning, he maintained his innocence and claimed his prosecution had the appearance of an “October Surprise”, devised to affect the outcome of the election. He successfully passed a lie detector test in Sept 2014 affirming his innocence. After his victory and before Steve’s trial began, he was offered a plea deal which, in part, required him to step down from his elected position.

Steve’s supporters believe the charges were politically motivated. We ask: “Why require Steve Kraus to step down from an elected position when the “supposed theft” occurred in his capacity as an Auctioneer/Real Estate Agent?” Throughout this ordeal, Steve has vowed he will not back down! Steve’s legal bills are in excess of $25,000. This fundraiser is for Steve's legal expenses as he continues his fight to prove his innocence.

“Injustice for one is injustice for all! What they have done to me they can do to you.”

All stories and live video of the trial can be viewed at SanduskyRegister.com.

Trial Day 1: http://www.sanduskyregister.com/news/courts/9174621

Trial Day 2: http://www.sanduskyregister.com/news/courts/9211436

Trial Day 3: http://www.sanduskyregister.com/news/courts/9225576

Thank you for your consideration in supporting Steve.

$10,422

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