Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Just say Noe

Dateline Ohio...crazy Republican fund-raiser, investing in rare coins: $1 Million Theft Charged in Ohio in Coin Scandal - New York Times.
A coin dealer and prominent Republican fund-raiser was charged Monday with stealing at least $1 million from a state investment in rare coins that has embroiled Republicans in scandal during an election year.

The 53 charges against the coin dealer, Tom Noe, conclude a 10-month investigation by state and federal prosecutors into the $50 million rare-coin investment Mr. Noe managed for the state insurance fund for injured workers.
How's that for a safe state investment vehicle? If I were a voter in Ohio, I might feel a little peeved at the audacity of state officials in handling worker's insurance funds in such a suspect manner...but hey, that's just me.

Another Republican episode in this election year's culture of corruption watch...