Ohio is celebrating its 212th birthday with special events at the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus.
Ohio GOP Calls On Ex-Treasurer To Respond To Scheme
The Ohio Republican Party wants the state’s ex-treasurer to say whether he was involved in an alleged bribery scheme that his former deputy is accused of participating in.
Democrat Kevin Boyce lost his 2010 bid to keep the treasurer’s office. He currently serves in the Ohio House of Representatives.
Amer Ahmad was Boyce’s top deputy when he was treasurer and later Chicago’s comptroller.
Prosecutors allege Ahmad and others conspired to use Ahmad’s position in Ohio to enrich themselves and their businesses by securing lucrative state business between 2009 and 2011. The 38-year-old Ahmad has pleaded not guilty to all charges, including money laundering, wire fraud and bribery.
GOP Chairman Matt Borges says Boyce should say if he had any role.