Monday, July 17, 2006

Voinovich to Return Campaign Contributions

From The Blade:

U.S. Sen. George Voinovich yesterday acknowledged that one of the Cleveland-area investment brokers indicted for allegedly bribing an official at the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation has handled his personal financial portfolio since he left the governor's office in 1999.

Mr. Voinovich said he would return $9,000 in political contributions he has received from the brokers, Michael Lewis and Daniel O'Neil, of Ferris, Baker Watts, and their wives.

The senator said he made the decision in light of the allegations that the brokers bribed the bureau's former chief financial officer, Terrence Gasper, with the use of an oceanfront home and a boat slip in exchange for investment business.

This should be Mr. Voinovich's last term, but look for him to ignore his past mistakes and feed his lust for power.

1 comment:

save_the_rustbelt said...

If Paul Mifsud (George's right hand man in Ohio) were still alive Voinovich would be worrying about prison right now.

Paul took a lot to the grave with him, including his own felonies and who knows what else.