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2005-10-27 17:12:34

CHICAGO (Reuters) - A prominent Republican fund-raiser for President George W. Bush in Ohio has been charged with illegally funneling money to Bush's re-election campaign, a federal prosecutor said on Thursday. A federal grand jury in Toledo charged Thomas Noe with making illegal contributions in the names of others to the Bush campaign and with making false statements to the Federal Election Commission. The three counts lodged against Noe each carry a maximum sentence of five years...

2005-08-18 12:13:56

By Jim Lekrone COLUMBUS, Ohio (Reuters) - Ohio Republican Gov. Bob Taft, the great-grandson of a U.S. president, on Thursday admitted violating ethics laws for not disclosing golf outings and other gifts and was fined $4,000, but avoided jail time. "I accept full responsibility for this mistake. I am very sorry," Taft said in a statement in Franklin County Municipal Court after pleading no contest to four criminal misdemeanor ethics violations. That plea allowed Judge Mark Froehlich...

2005-08-18 10:37:26

COLUMBUS, Ohio (Reuters) - Ohio Republican Gov. Bob Taft, the great-grandson of a U.S. president, was found guilty on Thursday of violating ethics laws for not disclosing free golf outings and other gifts and was fined $4,000 but avoided jail time. "I accept full responsibility for this mistake. I am very sorry. I am very sorry, thank you for the opportunity," Taft said in a brief statement in Franklin County Municipal Court after pleading no contest to four criminal misdemeanor...

2005-08-17 17:08:39

COLUMBUS, Ohio (Reuters) - Prosecutors in Ohio charged Gov. Bob Taft on Wednesday with four criminal misdemeanor counts alleging violations of state ethics laws for not reporting golf games and other outings paid for by others. The charges marked the first time an Ohio governor has been charged with a crime while in office. A Taft spokesman said the governor would not resign and would have a statement on Thursday. The charges against the Republican governor also marked another step...

2005-07-29 14:00:31

COLUMBUS, Ohio (Reuters) - Ohio Gov. Bob Taft's former chief of staff was found guilty on Friday of violating ethics laws by not disclosing gifts from a Republican fund-raiser embroiled in "Coingate," a scandal over a missing $13 million in state funds. Brian Hicks, 40, who became a lobbyist when he left government two years ago, pleaded no contest and was fined $1,000 for the misdemeanor ethics violation by Franklin County Municipal Court Judge Scott VanDerKarr. Hicks, who could have...


Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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