Crawford County's former coroner received 10 years' probation Monday after pleading guilty to failing to carry out his duties.
District Attorney David Cooke says Allen O'Neal pleaded guilty to two counts of violating his oath of office.
Cooke says O'Neal's case was moved to Harris County, near Columbus, to avoid conflict of interest.
He received 10 years' probation, and the judge also said O'Neal can't hold or run for any elective office for 10 years.
That means O'Neal has to drop out of this year's coroner's race.