HILLSBORO, Ohio -- Hillsboro Mayor Drew Hastings was indicted on four felony charges by the Highland County grand jury Tuesday, concluding a multi-month investigation.
Hastings, also a standup comedian, is charged with election falsification, theft, theft in office and tampering with records.
A statement from Ohio Auditor David Yost said the claims "involve allegedly listing a false address on his Declaration of Candidacy form; for claiming a city refund of $500 for a vacant building he owned and for altering documents related to the refund and; for instructing a contractor to use a city Dumpster to dispose of construction debris."
Yost said Hastings has "long complained about the length of time a careful, proper investigation takes. The investigation is now complete, and the evidence will be made public appropriately, in a court of law.
"I am confident the jury of his peers will find that evidence amounts to proof beyond a reasonable doubt," he continued.