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“I was wrongly convicted of murder. I spent nearly 17 years in prison fighting my case. When I finally won a new trial, I chose Greg Robey to be a part of my defense team. He found an FBI agent who had worked on the case in the 1980s, along with critical pieces of evidence that we thought were long lost. After a long and very hard-fought trial, I was found Not Guilty of all charges. I owe my freedom to Greg Robey and my defense team.” -R.R., Ravenna, Ohio

What if Toronto’s Mayor Served in Ohio?

These are interesting times in Toronto. Mayor Rob Ford has admitted to smoking crack and drinking himself into a stupor, has made sexual remarks and knocked over a female coworker. But little can be done because Ford has not been convicted of a crime.

But what if he were a mayor in Ohio? Could someone who behaved as Ford has still serve as mayor? That’s what the Dayton Daily News tried to figure out.

The newspaper found that there are local rules and ordinances that deal with public officials who misbehave, and there is a rarely used state law that would allow a municipality to remove an official like Ford.

  • State law — Susan Cave, the executive director of the Ohio Municipal League, says that the Ohio Revised Code establishes procedures for removing misbehaving officials. Specifically, Section 3.07 of the code provides that a state, county or municipal official can be removed from office for “gross neglect of duty, gross immorality, drunkenness, misfeasance, malfeasance, or nonfeasance.”
  • Local laws — Cave noted the charters of some municipalities contain provisions for the discipline, recall or removal of errant officials.

Has a criminal charge caused you problems at work? Speak with an Ohio criminal defense lawyer about your situation.



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