Ohio Gov. Taft hires criminal lawyer
Taft hires criminal lawyer
Gov. discloses golf outings
By Jon Craig
Enquirer Columbus Bureau
and The Associated Press
COLUMBUS - Gov. Bob Taft has hired one of Columbus' leading criminal lawyers, his spokesman said Tuesday - the same day Taft disclosed that he had failed to report golf outings in which he had participated.
The admission comes during a growing scandal at his administration's Bureau of Workers Compensation.
"On my own initiative, I have determined that financial disclosure forms filed annually with the Ohio Ethics Commission failed to include golf outings in which I participated," Taft said in the statement.
"I take full responsibility for any errors and omissions and will continue to cooperate with the (Ethics) Commission in this matter."