From the daily archives: Friday, July 25, 2014

When the late Chuck Noll, the iconic coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers, was once asked why he called for an onside kick that had failed in the team’s loss, he crisply replied that winning football games do not depend on geography.

Ah, but Atty. General Mike DeWine,whose trained seals are in a defensive mode these days, do think geography is quite important in awarding debt collection work to companies with little or no experience in return for generous campaign contributions.

The AG’s spokesman, Dan Tierney, put it in a way that only a few people could understand by saying the […]

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Yesterday we wrote about the BWC settlement and how David Brennan’s law firm, Brennan, Manna & Diamond, had been paid over $4.5 Million so far to handle the case.   The unbid contract was awarded to Brennan by Mike DeWine, who went to controlling board multiple times to get approval for  the 11 payments ranging from $65,000 to $700,000 over a three year period.

And if we’ve learned anything from the ever-growing pay to play scandal involving AG’s office, law firms don’t get huge unbid contracts from DeWine unless they are huge campaign donors.   Brennan, Manna & Diamond are no […]

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