It's a no for Edward Williams on his bid to be let out of prison early.
This is the case of the father of Akron school mom Kelley Willliams-Bolar we've been following. He's currently serving a one-year sentence for records falsification at the Lorain Correctional Institution and argued poor health should be taken into account.
Retired Judge Ted Schneiderman, hearing the case with the retirement of Summit County Common Pleas Judge Patricia Cosgrove, today denied the motion for early release.
Williams has served about half of his sentence on charges he bilked the government out of $100,000. Prosecutors argued he was still plotting schemes to secure government funds, pointing to a jailhouse phone conversation with his daughter where they discussed potentially setting up his Copley Township home as a daycare center.
Williams-Bolar was also convicted of records falsification and served nine days of a ten day sentence in a case that sparked controversy and debate across the nation, including an appearance on Dr. Phil. Her felony conviction was later commuted by Governor John Kasich despite a unanimous decision by the Ohio Parole Board that her conviction stand.