February 2, 1989
The FBI found no evidence that Rep. Donald E. Lukens (R-Ohio) tried to bribe a woman who accused him of having a sexual relationship with her teen-age daughter, an FBI official said. Dave Hanna, FBI supervisor at the agency's Columbus office, said the FBI entered the Lukens investigation in November because of a possible federal crime involving a juvenile. He said the investigation found no such violation.
January 12, 1991 |
Former U.S. Rep. Donald E. (Buz) Lukens (R-Ohio) was released from jail Friday after serving nine days of a 30-day sentence for having sex with a teen-ager. The judge who sentenced Lukens agreed to release him so he could receive counseling. He was to go to a Washington, D.C., clinic for sex offenders. Lukens did not comment as he left the Franklin County jail.
May 31, 1989 |
Rep. Donald E. (Buz) Lukens (R-Ohio), convicted of having sex with a 16-year-old girl, plans an announcement on his personal and political future by the end of the week, his chief of staff, William Jarrell, said Tuesday. Lukens' two-year term expires in 1990. His misdemeanor conviction does not make him ineligible to seek office again. Lukens, 58, was convicted Friday on a charge of contributing to the delinquency and unruliness of a minor. He faces a maximum of 180 days in jail and a $1,000 fine.
February 24, 1995 |
Former Rep. Donald E. (Buz) Lukens was arrested Thursday on charges of taking bribes from two businessmen who were fighting to keep their trade school in the student loan program. Lukens was arrested by the FBI in Dallas. He will plead not guilty. John Fitzpatrick of Middletown, Ohio, one of the businessmen, was arrested in Kent, Ohio. The other businessman, Henry Whitesell, was gunned down in a Cincinnati telephone booth in 1990.
October 25, 1990 |
Rep. Donald E. (Buz) Lukens (R-Ohio) resigned from the House on Wednesday, sparing himself a second sexual misconduct investigation and possible disciplinary action. "Effective immediately, for the good of the Congress and the integrity of the institution, I resign my seat in the U.S. House of Representatives," Lukens said in a letter to Ohio Gov. Richard F. Celeste that was read on the House floor.
June 13, 1990 |
A state appeals court on Tuesday upheld the conviction of Rep. Donald E. (Buz) Lukens on a charge that he had sex with a teen-age girl. The 59-year-old Middletown Republican was convicted in May, 1989, of a misdemeanor charge of contributing to the unruliness of a minor. He was accused of paying a girl to have sex with him at his Columbus apartment in November, 1988, when she was 16. A Franklin County Domestic Relations judge sentenced Lukens to 30 days in jail and fined him $500.