Kasich quit the Worthington Industries board a day after winning the 2010 gubernatorial election but continued to receive deferred payouts for three year. Kasich served a decade on the board while working in the private sector and was paid more than $611,000 as a board member between 2007 and 2011.
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Cuyahoga County Executive and former FBI Agent Ed FitzGerald issued the following statement regarding the Ohio Ethics Commission’s apparent decision today not to act on a complaint regarding major conflicts of interest and self-dealing at JobsOhio, including a financial link between Governor Kasich and a company that received $619,000 in special tax breaks:
“This whole mess of cronyism and self-dealing at JobsOhio – which now includes Governor Kasich himself – is clearly unethical, and if it isn’t illegal, it ought to be.”
To read this morning’s AP story revealing Governor Kasich’s longstanding personal and financial ties to a company that received $619,000 worth of JobsOhio tax credits, click HERE.
To read a report about the Ethics Commission’s decision, including the financial support the commission’s chairman and wife have given to Kasich, click HERE.