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Former Redflex CEO Pleads Guilty to Bribery Charges

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    Ginther knew what his good buddy John Raphael was doing to ensure that the gravy train of plentiful corporate contributions continued uninterrupted. Ginther, Coleman and others sought bribes, or “success fees” through Raphael and others to keep their campaign “slush” funds full, enabling them to maintain a hold on City Hall and live the good life without depleting their own personal resources.

    When Raphael was caught he protected the friends that had made him rich because he was going to prison anyway. Why also implicate those who, if they remain in power, could supply Raphael an income stream after his likely short prison term?

    Ginther, now seeking the city’s highest office, seems always to be right in the middle of moral and ethical dilemmas — from Columbus Schools’ scandals to Redflexgate. But, despite all the contrary evidence, he says he was unaware or uninvolved every time.

    Either he’s a crooked politician or a space cadet unable to grasp what’s occurring right in front of him. EITHER WAY, HE’S THE WORST CHOICE COLUMBUS VOTERS COULD MAKE FOR MAYOR. And if he’s a crook (most likely in my view), the fine city of Columbus will be disgraced when he finally is caught – unless we take the opportunity now to GET HIM OUT OF CITY HALL. Don’t let this opportunity pass folks.

    #1097587
    Snarf
    Snarf
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    We need a politician with a firm handle on caps lock.

    #1097617

    SNARF: THANKS AGAIN FOR ANOTHER OF YOUR ALWAYS-SUBSTANTIVE COMMENTS.

    #1097645
    Snarf
    Snarf
    Participant

    Start a blog you obsessed weirdo.

    #1097649

    NAME CALLING. HOW GROWN UP.

    #1097650
    Ned23
    Ned23
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    The bottom line is that nobody cares. People expect much worse corruption than this in a city this size, and they don’t believe any politician will really be less corrupt than the last. When they vote, they will be thinking one thing: Do they like how the city is going lately? If so, they will vote not to change. If they don’t like how things are going, then they’ll vote turnover the incumbents. We’ll find out in a few weeks.

    #1097674
    Josh_W
    Josh_W
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    We need a politician with a firm handle on caps lock.

    Snarf for Mayor!!

    #1097778

    Hundreds of politicians around the country have resigned under ethics clouds. For some recent examples Google Aaron Schock, John Kitzhaber and Michelle Mills. In fact the mayor’s friend and mentor, the late Jerry Hammond, resigned from Columbus City Council under such a cloud. So did Les Wright.

    People do care very much and expect honest leadership. We can prove that November 3rd or we can look the other way saying “they’re all crooks”.

    But sadly corrupt government costs us all because city contracts don’t go to the most qualified, most efficient vendor but to the one paying the biggest “success fee” to politicians’ campaign funds.

    The bottom line is that if you don’t vote out the bad apples because it’s the right thing to do, you should do it because it costs you money to do otherwise.

    #1097779

    As immature as I think Snarf is, I’d probably prefer him OVER GINTHER. People grow out of immaturity. Ginther has a long record of incompetence and dishonesty that doesn’t seem to end.

    #1100938

    A report cited in today’s Dispatch says that, like nearly every other state, “[w]hen it comes to deterring corruption and promoting accountability and transparency, Ohio’s laws generally fall short.” We need to fix that. If politicians won’t do the right things because they’re right, we need to motivate them in other ways.

    #1100941
    Coremodels
    Coremodels
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    A report cited in today’s Dispatch says that, like nearly every other state, “[w]hen it comes to deterring corruption and promoting accountability and transparency, Ohio’s laws generally fall short.” We need to fix that. If politicians won’t do the right things because they’re right, we need to motivate them in other ways.

    That story has literally zero to do with Redflex or city government.

    “Ohio was dinged for not having compiled listings of public-records requests, any specific monitoring of compliance with public-records laws, and no law to publish data online in an open format.”

    #1100988

    <div class=”d4p-bbt-quote-title”>Discouraged Democrat wrote:</div>
    A report cited in today’s Dispatch says that, like nearly every other state, “[w]hen it comes to deterring corruption and promoting accountability and transparency, Ohio’s laws generally fall short.” We need to fix that. If politicians won’t do the right things because they’re right, we need to motivate them in other ways.

    That story has literally zero to do with Redflex or city government.

    “Ohio was dinged for not having compiled listings of public-records requests, any specific monitoring of compliance with public-records laws, and no law to publish data online in an open format.”

    Sorry to disappoint you, but state ethics laws apply to local government officials. That’s why the OHIO Ethics Commission is investigating Ginther, Paley, Hardin, and Mills in the Centerplate matter. Our ethics laws are widely considered totally ineffectual, as is reported in the story.

    Better luck next rant.

    #1101150

    Mike Mentel is running for County Commissioner. I guess last Tuesday’s election showed that having one’s name included as a possible suspect in the ongoing Reflex investigation is considered a plus rather than a negative. Either he really believes he did nothing wrong or he has more swagger than even Mike Coleman.

    #1101152
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
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    That story has literally zero to do with Redflex or city government.

    You know, you could blame Ginther for the closure of Rigsby’s if you try hard enough.

    #1101160
    Coremodels
    Coremodels
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    Better luck next rant.

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