Former Allen County Sheriff Facing Federal Bribery Charges

06/18/18 – 7:25 P.M.

Former Allen County Sheriff Sam Crish has been charged with counts of bribery, extortion, and making false statements. The Courier reports that Crish turned himself in Monday morning. His trial started Monday afternoon in the U.S. District Court in Toledo.

Crish allegedly took over $100,000 in bribes while he was in office. Federal agents raided Crishs office in 2016, and the former sheriff resigned from office in January 2017.