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A former chief executive officer of the red-light camera company Redflex has pleaded guilty to bribing Columbus elected officials – including Council President Andrew Ginther – through the Ohio Democratic Party to install the cameras and keep them operating in the city.
Karen L. Finley, 55, of Cave Creek, Ariz., pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit federal programs bribery,according a press release from Carter M. Stewart, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio.
Imagine that. Imagine that. How could it possibly be that a company might think that there was enough money in the installation of automatic traffic ticket generators that it’d be worth bribing city officials to do it? And a real cheap one, too: apparently, in 2011 you could have bought the Ohio Democratic party for forty thousand dollars. I assume that’s per-policy position, although I wonder if Ohio Democrats offered a group rate?
Red-light camera company CEO confesses to bribing Ohio Democrats
Research will show the embarrassed politician is a Democrat.
Columbus City Council President Andrew Ginther announced today that he is running to succeed Mayor Michael Coleman as Coleman completes his time in office. It’s long been expected that the 39-year-old Democrat intended to follow Coleman in office and Ginther’s opportunity to do so came when Colemanannounced last month that he would not seek a fifth term.