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“When I was arrested by the Feds on Drug Conspiracy charges, they told me I was facing mandatory life in federal prison without the possibility of parole. I knew that I was innocent, but I was scared . . . so I knew that I would have to find a lawyer who was not afraid of the Feds and would take my case to trial. I chose Greg Robey because he is a fighter. After over 2 weeks in a federal jury trial, I was found Not Guilty of all charges. My family and I am forever grateful to Mr. Robey.” -L.B., Mansfield, 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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