More scrutiny for Marc Dann
This is sad everyone trying to figure out how to get this dirty old man out of office.
Created: 5/13/2008 8:33:27 AM
Updated:5/13/2008 10:00:13 AM
Ohio Attorney General Marc Dann’s chief aide Thomas Winters will appoint an independent investigator today to probe the AG office’s own internal review of sexual harassment allegations.
The results of that internal probe were released May 2, resulting in the firing of two of Dann’s aides, the resignations of two others and the admission by Dann that he had an extramarital affair with his chief scheduler, Jessica Utovich.
Those revelations also prompted statewide calls by both Democrats and Republicans for Dann to resign, something he has refused to do.
Meanwhile, State Auditor Mary Taylor, a Republican, will expand her usual annual audit of the attorney general’s office to further explore its financial operations, especially expense reports.
The Ohio House and the Ohio Senate will move swiftly in the next two days to give Ohio’s Inspector General Thomas Charles the authority to investigate the AG’s office internal sexual harassment probe and general mismanagement by Dann’s office.
The House will add a provision giving Charles the authority to an existing bill that is expected to pass today, with the Senate expected to approve the bill Wednesday.