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U.S. Attorney’s Office
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Friday, November 15, 2019

Dayton businessman sentenced for mail fraud

DAYTON – Dayton businessman Clayton Luckie was sentenced in U.S. District Court today to four months imprisonment followed by four months of home detention for his role in defrauding the City of Dayton’s disadvantaged business program.

Luckie, who pleaded guilty on July 2 to one count of mail fraud, was also ordered to serve three years under court supervision following his prison term, and perform 100 hours of community service.

According to court documents, Luckie agreed in 2016 to help create a fake paper trail indicating to Dayton that a company had performed work under a disadvantaged business component. In return he understood that he would receive a small portion of any funds received from the contract with the city.

Luckie ordered large magnetic signs emblazoned with the name of the company and intended to put them on the trucks of another company to make it appear that the first company was doing the work. Luckie also created fake invoices intended for submission to Dayton. Luckie received $2,000 for his role in the scheme.

Luckie is one of seven people charged as part of an ongoing public corruption investigation.

David M. DeVillers, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio, Joseph Deters, Acting Special Agent in Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Cincinnati Division announced the sentence imposed today by U.S. District Judge Thomas M. Rose. Assistant United States Attorneys Brent Tabacchi, SaMee Harden and Dominick S. Gerace are representing the United States in this case.

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Public Corruption
Updated November 15, 2019