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Jailed Ohio Coin Dealer, GOP Donor Ends Bid For new Trial

A former coin dealer who raised money for Ohio Republicans before being convicted in a state investment scandal is giving up his attempt to get a new trial. An attorney for Tom Noe withdrew his appeal Wednesday. It has been seven years since Noe was convicted of stealing from a $50 million rare-coin fund he oversaw for the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation. He's now serving an 18-year prison term. Noe's attorney tells The Blade newspaper in Toledo that they both agreed to end his appeal. A federal judge last fall ruled against Noe's bid for a new trial, saying he didn't prove his arguments that he was denied a fair trial because of pre-trial publicity.