Belmont County Commissioner Found Guilty of Obstruction
Belmont County Commissioner Matt Coffland and his son, Matt Coffland Jr., were found guilty of one count of obstructing official business, which is a misdemeanor, and not guilty of the two other charges in Eastern Division Court on Tuesday, after facing charges that stem from their alleged behavior during an investigation of their business by liquor control agents.
A sentencing has not yet been set. The maximum sentence possible is 90 days in jail and a $750 fine.
Both Cofflands were each charged with one count of knowingly hindering or obstructing a liquor control agent, one count of knowingly hindering the discovery of a crime, and one count of knowingly obstructing the performance of a public official.