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Jury Indicts Superintendent for Unlawful Interest, Theft, and Conflict of Interest Charges

A jury has indicted the former Superintendent of Gallia County Local School District for thirteen (13) counts of criminal charges related to having an unlawful interest in a public contract, theft, and conflict of interest.

Jude E. Meyers served as superintendent from 2014 until mid-2021, with the allegations against Meyers stemming from February 1, 2015, until June 30, 2019. Meyers is accused of using his position to situate his son, Marcus C. Meyers, in different areas of employment with the school district in over a dozen employment contracts. The indictment also provides that Meyers is accused of using school funds and converting school equipment for personal use. Meyers faces fourth- and fifth-degree felonies and one first-degree misdemeanor, which Meyers has pled not guilty for on all charges.

To read this case overview, click here.

Authors: Matthew John Markling and the McGown & Markling Team.

Note: This blog entry does not constitute – nor does it contain – legal advice. Legal jurisprudence is like the always-changing Midwestern weather. As a result, this single blog entry cannot substitute for consultation with a McGown & Markling attorney. If legal advice is needed with respect to a specific factual situation, please feel free to contact a McGown & Markling attorney.


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