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Redflex Lobbyist John Raphael Takes Full Responsibility in Plea Agreement

Walker Evans Walker Evans Redflex Lobbyist John Raphael Takes Full Responsibility in Plea Agreement

Local lobbyist John Raphael announced today that he has taken full responsibility for all improper dealings and interactions with Redflex officials that have been the target of investigation this summer. Allegations and accusations of the bribery of public officials have been discussed at length this summer, which Raphael denied in his written statement. “Contrary to […]

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Lawsuit Recommended to Recover Damages from Red Light Cameras

Walker Evans Walker Evans Lawsuit Recommended to Recover Damages from Red Light Cameras

Earlier this week, Franklin County Sheriff and Mayoral candidate Zach Scott issued a statement that called upon local government officials to follow the lead of the City of Chicago and sue Redflex, the company behind the former red light camera program in Columbus. The City of Chicago announced on Monday that it would be suing […]

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City Attorney Says Redflex Contract Complied With City Code

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea City Attorney Says Redflex Contract Complied With City Code

Two weeks ago, it was revealed that Karen Finley, former executive for the red light camera company Redflex, pleaded guilty to bribing a number of as-yet unnamed elected officials in Columbus city government. In his initial statement on the matter, City Council President and mayoral candidate Andrew Ginther, who’s come under scrutiny due to his […]

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Mayor Coleman Responds to Bribery Scandal

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea Mayor Coleman Responds to Bribery Scandal

The investigation into the Redlfex bribery scheme has reached the highest office in Columbus. Mayor Michael Coleman announced in statement Tuesday afternoon that his office is providing documents to federal investigators. The Columbus Dispatch is reporting that the Mayor is complying with a federal subpoena. “I encourage those who receive a request for information to […]

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City budget solutions are not completely required

Walker Evans Walker Evans

From The Dispatch: Advisory group pitched $250 million worth to cover $120 million hole By Robert Vitale You might end up paying higher taxes. You might get a bill for trash pickup. You might see red-light cameras flashing off tickets at more intersections. But it’s unlikely that you’ll get hit all at once. The economic […]

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Should Red Light Cameras Also Catch Speeders?

Walker Evans Walker Evans

From NBC4i.com: Red-Light Cameras Could Catch Speeders, Too By Angie Hissong Columbus is considering adding a new function to its red-light cameras. The program would function as a speed-enforcement camera as well, catching speeding drivers so they could be ticketed through the mail. The mayor’s economic advisory committee believes adding speed detection to the cameras […]

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Supreme Court says red-light cameras are legal

Walker Evans Walker Evans

The Dispatch wrote Ohio Supreme Court rules red-light cameras are legal Thursday, January 31, 2008 Ohio cities may operate automated cameras to catch drivers who run red lights, the state Supreme Court ruled this morning. In a 7-0 ruling, justices struck down a challenge to Akron’s red-light cameras. If the ruling had gone the other […]

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