981Re: Ohio governor charged with four misdemeanors
- Aug 18, 2005As we all know, Catherine Harris is running for Senate as well. Maybe
the climax top for the neo-CONs? If 1964 for the conservatives was the
2004 for the liberals, I'd like to find out what happened in 1966.
--- In email@example.com, THOMAS JOHNSON <AVRCRDNG@F...>
> Obesity aside, he still outlived his 3 opponents fromhttp://today.reuters.com/news/newsArticle.aspx?type=politicsNews&storyID=2005-08-17T220842Z_01_HO779725_RTRIDST_0_POLITICS-CRIME-OHIO-GOVERNOR-DC.XML
> 1912. Secretary of State (and chief vote rigger)
> Kenneth Blackwell has his eye on Bob's job.. Might see
> Paul Hackett run for Secretary of State.
> --- Ram Lau <ramlau@y...> wrote:
> This is just one of the many reasons that explain his
> 19% approval
> rating. Rather sad to see the way the "Taft dynasty"
> died on Bob
> Taft's watch (in infamy).
> His great-grandfather William Howard Taft, once stuck
> in the White
> House bathtub, is probably rolling in his grave?
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Greg Cannon
> > Ohio gov. charged with criminal misdemeanors
> > Wed Aug 17, 2005 6:09 PM ET
> > COLUMBUS, Ohio (Reuters) - Prosecutors in Ohio
> > Gov. Bob Taft on Wednesday with four criminal
> > misdemeanor counts alleging violations of state
> > laws for not reporting golf games and other outings
> > paid for by others.
> > The charges marked the first time an Ohio governor
> > been charged with a crime while in office. A Taft
> > spokesman said the governor would not resign and
> > have a statement on Thursday.
> > The charges against the Republican governor also
> > marked another step in a still-unfolding scandal
> > dubbed "Coingate" that involves $13 million in
> > state funds and a top Ohio Republican fund-raiser.
> > Stephen McIntosh, chief prosecutor for the Columbus
> > city attorney, said most of the outings involved
> > but also included meals and tickets to see the
> > Columbus Blue Jackets hockey team.
> > The undeclared amounts totaled a little less than
> > $6,000, McIntosh said. The governor subsequently
> > notified state ethics commission officials about the
> > outings that had been omitted in previous filings of
> > yearly disclosure forms. McIntosh said the governor
> > required to report gifts or benefits of $75 or more.
> > Prosecutors were asking that Taft appear in court on
> > Thursday morning, though if he chooses to enter a
> > guilty plea only his lawyer would have to be
> > he said.
> > If found guilty, he faces fines of $1,000 and six
> > months in jail on each count, though jail time was
> > considered unlikely.
> > McIntosh said the probe of Taft grew out of an
> > investigation into fund-raiser Tom Noe and the
> > Bureau of Workers Compensation.
> > Last month, Taft's former chief of staff was found
> > guilty of violating ethics laws by not disclosing
> > gifts from Noe, who is at the heart of the Coingate
> > scandal.
> > Noe was a rare coin dealer who allegedly mismanaged
> > $50 million state investment in rare coins. Noe's
> > attorney has said $13 million was missing from the
> > investment made for Ohio's Bureau of Worker's
> > Compensation, a $15 billion fund that makes payments
> > to disabled workers.
> > Gov. Taft's father and grandfather both served in
> > U.S. Senate and his great-grandfather, William
> > Taft, was the 27th U.S. president, as well as chief
> > justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.
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