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.
State Rep., Former School Board Member Charged With Bribery
Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien says the felony bribery charge handed down Tuesday against state Rep. W. Carlton Weddington of Columbus is the first against a state lawmaker since 1912.
Investigators say the second-term Democrat took bribes of checks, cash and all-expense paid trips to South Beach, Miami, and Napa Valley, Calif., in 2011 from a phony business entity set up by the FBI. They further allege he failed to report the trips and gifts on required ethics and campaign finance filings.
O’Brien says Weddington faces up to four-and-a-half years in prison if convicted on all counts.
Weddington , who is a former Columbus School Board member, resigned his Statehouse seat and surrendered on Tuesday. His arraignment is scheduled for Friday.