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Former Redflex CEO Pleads Guilty to Bribery Charges

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  • #1081766

    GeeDee
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    Could Coleman come back?

    Why would he want to?

    #1081767

    jackoh
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    Could Coleman come back?

    Why would he want to?

    To keep the existing power structure in place?

    #1081768

    GeeDee
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    To keep the existing power structure in place?

    If Ginther gets booted and/or indicted, and the Franklin County Dem Party starts to feel the same heat because of its involvement, I don’t know that Coleman would be willing to take one for the team.

    #1081769

    roy
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    “the vacancy so created may be filled in the manner and by the deadline established in general laws of the state, unless otherwise provided by this charter or ordinance of council.”

    Not sure what that means.<br>
    My guess is there is a way to swap him out for a new candidate, and it will be done.

    If Coleman resigns Andy becomes mayor and can campaign as incumbent, many Dems were surprised they didn’t choose monkey move up in the first place, in Columbus there’s a rich city hall tradition of taking elective office before actually facing voters, even Pfeiffer did it when he accepted the appointment to city attorney. Defending the Redflex red light cameras a few months ago when the GOP threatened state budget cuts to cities using them “Columbus City Attorney Richard C. Pfeiffer Jr. said, ‘Your newspaper would not allow my quotes to be printed.'” [Columbus Dispatch, http://workplace.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2015/04/15/red-light-camera-local-government-fund.html

    Columbus City Charter Sec. 64-3. – Successor to mayor.
    If the mayor dies, resigns, is removed from office, ceases to hold any qualification for office, or the office is otherwise vacated during the term of office, the mayor shall be succeeded in office, until the 1st day of January following the next regular municipal election, by the president of the council who shall thereby cease to be a member of council. If such election be the time for the regular election of a mayor, a mayor shall then be elected to serve for a term of four years, otherwise for the remainder of the unexpired term.

    #1081770
    ColumbusTime
    ColumbusTime
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    <div class=”d4p-bbt-quote-title”>GeeDee wrote:</div>
    Could Coleman come back?

    Why would he want to?

    To keep the existing power structure in place?

    To screw the Sheriff and bide time while they find someone else they like better.

    #1081772

    OneBagTravel
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    Juicy! Love me some corrupt drama.

    #1081773

    News
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    Whistleblower: Redflex Had History Of Bribing Govt. Officials
    By Kevin Landers
    Friday June 19, 2015 4:57 PM

    COLUMBUS, Ohio – At the heart of the Columbus bribery scandal is Karen Finley the former CEO and President of Redflex cameras. According to a federal complaint, Finley greased the wheels with more than $80,000 in campaign contributions to Columbus officials in 2011. She also funneled the cash to local Redflex consultant who then, according to sources, gave the money to Columbus elected officials.

    READ MORE: http://www.10tv.com/content/stories/2015/06/19/columbus-ohio-whistleblower-redflex-had-history-of-bribing-govt.-officials.html

    #1081774

    jackoh
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    <div class=”d4p-bbt-quote-title”>jackoh wrote:</div>

    <div class=”d4p-bbt-quote-title”>GeeDee wrote:</div><br>
    Could Coleman come back?

    Why would he want to?

    To keep the existing power structure in place?

    To screw the Sheriff and bide time while they find someone else they like better.

    There is no such thing as being “screwed” in the realm of politics. That is the nature of the field on which the game is played.

    #1081775

    News
    Participant

    Former exec of red-light camera vendor pleads guilty to bribing Columbus officials
    Jun 19, 2015, 3:16pm EDT Updated Jun 19, 2015, 3:46pm EDT
    Carrie Ghose

    The former CEO of Redflex Traffic Systems Inc., the company that ran red-light cameras in Columbus and Cincinnati, pleaded guilty on Friday to bribing Columbus city officials over a period of eight years, federal prosecutors said.

    READ MORE: http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2015/06/19/former-exec-of-red-light-camera-vendor-pleads.html

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    City Officials Accused of Accepting Bribes, Includes City Council President Andrew Ginther
    By WOSU NEWS STAFF • 3 HOURS AGO

    Columbus City Council President Andrew Ginther has been implicated in a bribery and fraud scheme. Federal court documents say “on or about November 1, 2011, the Ohio Democratic Party made a $21,000 contribution to the campaign of the elected official that had contacted” an Arizona red light camera company executive.

    READ MORE: http://radio.wosu.org/post/city-officials-accused-accepting-bribes-includes-city-council-president-andrew-ginther

    #1081776

    GCrites80s
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    Everything with red-light cameras is straight out of Robocop.

    #1081777

    News
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    #1081779

    NDaEast
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    Ginther Calls on City Attorney to Investigate Reflex Contract
    Today, I issued the following statement regarding the federal investigation into Redflex: “I had absolutely no knowledge of these activities and did not take part in them. While I am not a subject of this inquiry, I have been asked to provide records that may help the investigation into Redflex. I’ve fully cooperated and will continue to assist in bringing these people to justice. In light of these charges, I have asked City Attorney Rick Pfeiffer to conduct an investigation into any current contracts between the city and Redflex.”

    Isn’t that the same thing he said about the CCS data scrubbing scandal? His spokesperson is overpaid.

    #1081781

    As I understand it, the candidate is either corrupt, or completely oblivious to the actions of those who work under him.

    Per his announcement, it appears he is claiming to be completely oblivious -much like he was during the CCS data scandal.

    I do not understand why any voter, or political party, would want to elect a candidate who claims to be chronically stupid beyond words.

    Moreover, it sure makes the donations from those with tax-abatements look questionable. Too bad that campaign finance reform issue never made it to the ballot.

    #1081787

    mrsgeedeck
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    I do not understand why any voter, or political party, would want to elect a candidate who claims to be chronically stupid beyond words.

    Agreed. One “oversight” I can give a dubious pass to, two, not so much. This guy is turning up sketchy as hell.

    #1081826

    foxforcefive
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    You don’t think Coleman had any knowledge of this? C’mon…

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