This is a follow-up to a previous article:
We tried to communicate with the Secretary of State’s office regarding the statement that the $18,700 charge of illegal campaign contributions against “Representative 3” has been or will be dropped. The Secretary of State’s office was very non-committal and would only say that they filed the complaint with the Ohio Elections Commission based on the criminal complaint made by the U.S. Attorney’s Office – Southern District.
When asked a third time they suggested that we contact the U.S. Attorney office and the Ohio Elections Board.
So we called the Ohio Elections Commission and spoke to Mr. Philip C. Richter – Executive Director and Staff Attorney. Mr. Richter’s honest and transparent response was very revealing:
He stated that they cannot move forward with the complaint , either to charge or dismiss the charges regarding “Representative 3”, since they need “Representative 3” to be named.
So why did Mr. LaRose file the complaint?
It is speculation on our part, since LaRose’s office is not being transparent with the public, but it appears Mr. LaRose was “covering his butt”. When he read the criminal complaint by the U.S. Attorney’s office, he saw that there was an alleged violation by “Representative 3” and he did his duty and filed the complaint withe the Ohio Elections Board. However, he had to know that his complaint against “Representative 3” was going no where.
Stay tuned as more details are revealed on this whole sordid affair.