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It is not prohibited per se, under Ohio law for a convicted felon to serve as an executor, or any other fiduciary capacity. However, it is within the discretion of the court to examine the qualifications. It is unlikely that a probate judge would allow anyone convicted of a crime involving dishonesty to act in a fiduciary capacity for an estate.
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