The father of Kelley Williams Bolar, the Akron woman convicted of falsifying documents to enroll her two daughters in the Copley-Fairlawn School District, has died at the OSU Medical Center in Columbus. The Summit County Prosecutor's Office reports Edward Williams died May 10th. Williams, 64, was serving a one year prison sentence on conviction of falsifying records. He was convicted of bilking the government out of $100,000. Williams had served about two-thirds of his sentence.
The tentative cause of death is cardiac arrest, and organ failure.
In December a judge denied Williams request to be released from prison early due to poor health.
Prosecutors, during the hearing before retired judge Ted Schneiderman, said Williams 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 ina 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.
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