Veteran journalist Carl Hoffman believes he’s solved one of the great mysteries of the 20th century. In 1961 at the age of 23, Michael Rockefeller – son of New York Governor Nelson Rockefeller and a member of one of the richest and most powerful families in America ¬– travelled to remote New Guinea in search of primitive art for his father’s new museum.
Taft faces criminal charges
Governor Taft has been criminally charged with violating state ethics laws. Franklin County prosecutor Ron O’Brien announced Wednesday afternoon the governor faces 4 misdemeanor charges for failing to disclose golf outings and other favors.
Prosecutors say the governor failed to disclose a total of 52 items over a four year period. Each year’s failure to report resulted in a separate charge.
Taft becomes the first Ohio governor to face criminal charges while in office.
Governor Taft says he takes full responsibility for failing to disclose the outings. He and his attorney say the omissions were inadvertent.
Taft is expected to be arraigned in court Thursday morning.