Either somebody is having a blast playing us all for suckers, or….something.
We reported on an imminent resignation of Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Bill Mason in January. Despite epic blog traffic for weeks and hundreds of people searching some combination of “bill mason” and “resignation”, nothing happened. Last week, Scene Magazine in Cleveland reported with near gospel certainty that Mason would resign by the second week in October, then face federal charges. We’re closing in on the first week of October.
Mason is the last remaining pillar of the old machine in Cuyahoga County. In a PD op-ed, a […]Full Story... →
Scene is reporting that sources tell them Mason is about to resign over involvement in the federal corruption investigation.
according to sources with close ties to county politics. Mason is expected to resign by the second week of October, the sources say. Federal charges against him are expected within the next two months.
“There’s a reason why they’re not included [in the federal indictments] at this point,” says one of the sources, who spoke with Scene on condition of anonymity. “They’re collecting more information.”
ResignationPalooza is back on! You’ll recall that we at Plunderbund reported an imminent Mason resignation […]Full Story... →
Front page, Sunday, above the fold, the PD puts the knife in. ?This is probably why Bill Mason didn’t resign last week – he was waiting for this story to happen, and wanted to see how the PD played it. ?Well, the PD played it big.
The PD and Bill Mason have been tied at the hip for some time. ?Today, the PD just severed that tie loudly, with a story which Mason’s influence over the PD had previously kept a lid on. ?But like any co-dependent, the PD doesn’t ask the resignation question at all in this […]Full Story... →
A comment left by James Renner.
If Mason were a Gary Trudeau cartoon, he’d be depicted as a tantrum-prone 5-year-old ginger, pouting in his office, trying to pretend this isn’t really happening. I’ve only been reporting in this town for 6 years, I’m relatively green still. But, I have never been hit with so many leads telling the exact same story: that Mason is planning his resignation and that he’s hand-picking his replacements. These sources are sitting judges and county officials. Add to that the fact that effing nobody is coming out and saying “guys, he’s not resigning” and […]Full Story... →
Just heard from James Renner, who was at the prosecutor’s office. ?The office is empty, everyone left at 4 pm. ?Bill Mason spokesman Ryan Miday was there. ?James asked him straight up, is Mason resigning or not. ?Point blank. ?Miday refused to comment. ?Just refused. ?Combine that with Roetzel & Andress refusing to deny that Mason is being hired, and you’ve got yourself a shit storm.
Folks, I’m just reporting that the chatter on an impending Bill Mason resignation has reached fever pitch and beyond. ?I have excellent, multiple sources within and outside the Justice Center. ?I’ve never seen […]Full Story... →
Since Plunderbund reported on Monday what the entire Cuyahoga County political/ legal world is chattering about, the shoe has yet to drop. ?We reported on Wednesday that Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Bill Mason was going to resign on Friday, tomorrow. ?Nothing has happened to change that, in fact the chatter has only increased to a fever pitch.
And yet, no news from the MSM. ?No more leaks. ?No on-the-record confirmation. ?Silence. ?Deafening silence.
I have been in politics for more than 20 years, and I have never seen this much chatter go on this long about an impending event […]Full Story... →
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