(ht Dave at PO)

armbrusterThe Dispatch has the headline: “Armbruster abused office, ethics probe finds: Ex-senator should face criminal charges, report says

According to documents released by the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation, Armbruster, a North Ridgeville Republican, met in his Statehouse office with bureau officials and also had phone conversations in early 2006, pushing to get rates lowered for his company.

Armbruster, who then was vice chairman of a committee that dealt with most bureau-related legislation, eventually got an 88 percent rate reduction for his gas stations.

Another first given to us by corrupt Republicans:

For the first time, the Joint Legislative Ethics Committee today recommended that a member of the Ohio legislature ? or in this case a former member ? face criminal charges for unethical conduct.

Nice work! I’m with Dave in wondering how prominent this will be covered in the paper and for how long? Probably not long since it wasn’t his wife…