Conspiracy, bribery, and money laundering, these are the charges against a former deputy state treasurer brought by a federal grand jury.
The indictment against Amer Ahmad alleges a tale of corruption between the former deputy treasurer, Ahmad’s business partner and a state lobbyist.
According to court documents, Ahmad is accused of using his position as deputy treasurer to hire Douglas Hampton and his company to conduct a series of lucrative securities trades on behalf of the state and the treasurer’s office.
A fellow Republican state official has come out against Gov. John Kasich's proposed tax increase on drillers.
Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel tells a meeting of the Ohio Oil and Gas Association he believes the governor's proposal to increase the severance tax stands to scare away Ohio oil and gas investment at a critical time.
Mandel's remarks Thursday mark the second time in under a month he has bucked the governor on a major policy issue.
U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown says he'll promote more campaign finance disclosure after prevailing in Tuesday's election against close to $40 million in undisclosed outside spending.
The Democrat said he received dozens of congratulatory calls from colleagues after keeping his seat despite the heaviest onslaught of third-party cash in the nation. Brown beat Republican Josh Mandel in the closely watched race.
Brown said his victory proved well-funded industries seeking favor in Washington can't intimidate a Congress member who has a strong middle-class message.