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Robbien Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 04:26 AM
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(Ohio Coingate) More unreported golf trips by Taft surface
Edited on Wed Jul-20-05 04:28 AM by Robbien
COLUMBUS Gov. Bob Taft has filed documents with the Ohio Ethics Commission listing 50 to 60 golf outings and other events he previously failed to disclose, sources told The Dispatch. Neither Tafts office nor the Ethics Commission Tuesday would release the documents or even confirm the filing.

. . .


If Taft knowingly filed a false financial-disclosure statement, he could face up to six months in jail, a $1,000 fine or both.

Tafts admission on June 14 that he failed to file a series of matters that should have been disclosed automatically triggered an ethics investigation. The law does not allow for amended ethics filings.

I stand ready to cooperate with any review the commission wishes to conduct and seek the commissions guidance on how to make reimbursements and/or provide the appropriate disclosures, Taft wrote at the time.

http://www.timesreporter.com/left.php?ID=43785&r=1



For reference, how Taft treated others in his administration for unreported golf trips:

http://www.dispatch.com/topstory.php?story=dispatch/200...

Randall A. Fischer resigned as director of the Ohio School Facilities Commission in July 2002. He pleaded guilty to two misdemeanors for accepting free rounds of golf, hockey tickets and meals from contractors to whom he awarded unbid contracts worth millions.

Former Consumers Counsel Robert S. Tongren quit in November 2003 after an investigation found he accepted dozens of expensive golf outings and meals from utility lobbyists. He admitted to four misdemeanors.

When a probe in September 2003 showed that Richard P. Frenette, manager of the state fair, and other employees improperly accepted golf passes and other favors from vendors doing business with the fair, Taft called on the Ohio Expositions Commission to "take prompt and appropriate action." Frenette quit two days later.

Taft issued a quit-or-be-fired ultimatum in August 2002 to Gino Zomparelli, director of the Ohio Turnpike Commission, the day after a probe found he and 30 other turnpike officials were showered with golf outings, free meals and sports tickets by companies doing business with the agency. Zomparelli quit the next day.
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Botany Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 04:36 AM
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1. So how many were with Tommy Noe?
60 Golf trips ....... work much Governor?
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enigmatic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 04:48 AM
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2. Is Taft's approval ratings in the single digits yet?
I know it was around 18 percent in the last poll I saw a few weeks ago..
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mod mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 09:55 AM
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9. It now stands at 3% (He has a large family tree)
sarcasm!
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cmd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 04:53 AM
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3. "knowingly" cannot be an issue here
Taft obviously knew that these golf outing should be reported. Of course, he may have just been too busy on the links to get it done. He is the lamest, most stupid governer ever. He even make Bush look intelligent.
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Robbien Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 05:05 AM
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4. He forced others to resign because they did not report golf outings
and now he wants us to believe he did not know he had to report them himself?
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0007 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 05:25 AM
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5.  "He even makes Bush look intelligent."
Dumb & dumber, 'eh? What a pair to draw too!


Who is this other clown?
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DeepModem Mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 09:32 AM
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6. kick
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mod mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 09:41 AM
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7. It's a good thing the pugs had all those prisons built, we need a place to
house all the corrupt politicians.
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Tweed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 09:50 AM
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8. Should help Walker's Congressional race
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