The defiantly innocent guy at the center of the Ohio Coingate scandal -- no hookers in this one, sorry -- has changed his mind. He might be a little guilty, after all.
Tom Noe invested millions of the state's insurance fund for injured workers in rare coins, then stole a bunch of them, then sold some and funneled $45,000 of his ill-gotten gains to the Bush-Cheney re-election campaign (he raised over $100,000 for BC04, making him a "Pioneer"). Not guilty not guilty not guilty, he said.
Now, AP reports that "Noe's attorney and the U.S. attorney's office jointly filed a request Wednesday asking a federal judge to set a change of plea hearing as soon as possible."