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Former (Democrat) Ohio Attorney General Marc Dann loses law license for six months
Cleveland.com ^

Posted on 11/21/2012 10:14:22 AM PST by Arthurio

Columbus -- The Ohio Supreme Court on Tuesday slapped former Ohio Attorney General Marc Dann with a six-month law license suspension for his 2010 criminal conviction for mishandling campaign financial matters.

Dann, a Democrat who resigned as attorney general in 2008 after just 17 scandal-ridden months in office, has since worked as a private practice attorney in Cleveland. He had pleaded with the high court for leniency.

He was found guilty of soliciting improper compensation and for filing false financial disclosures, misdemeanors that occurred while he was attorney general, according to court records. Dann has since paid a $1,000 fine and completed 500 hours of community service.

Dann was accused of using his campaign fund to illegally pay for the rent at a Columbus-area home he shared with Anthony Gutierrez and Leo Jennings, two of friends from the Youngstown-area he hired at the attorney general's office. He also gave Gutierrez a $5,000 interest-free loan from another campaign account, according to court records.

Dann also failed to disclose on his financial disclosure statement more than $17,000 he received as reimbursement from his campaign committee, according to court records. And he failed to disclose the proper amount a campaign contributor paid to lease a private jet to fly Dann and his entourage to Arizona in January 2007.

All of these facts were considered by the court in imposing the six month suspension.

(Excerpt) Read more at cleveland.com ...


TOPICS: US: Ohio
KEYWORDS: ag; campaign; criminal; democrats; illegal; ohio

1 posted on 11/21/2012 10:14:28 AM PST by Arthurio
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To: Arthurio

Sounds like his plea for Mercy was heeded.

A 6 months suspension and $1,000 dollar fine is nothing. He will be back in the lawyer business before ya know it.


2 posted on 11/21/2012 10:23:40 AM PST by Venturer
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To: Arthurio

Yet another democrat crook.


3 posted on 11/21/2012 10:25:24 AM PST by darkangel82 (I don't have a superiority complex, I'm just better than you.)
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To: Arthurio; Venturer

http://www.sconet.state.oh.us/ROD/docs/pdf/0/2012/2012-Ohio-5337.pdf official court opinion


4 posted on 11/21/2012 10:31:56 AM PST by darkangel82 (I don't have a superiority complex, I'm just better than you.)
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To: Arthurio

You mean?.....You mean?......another Democrat leader wasn’t a socialist but just a thieving grifter?


5 posted on 11/21/2012 11:21:53 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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