Thursday, November 18, 2010

Personnel moves peel away at former Cuyahoga County Auditor Frank Russo's patronage hires

With Gabriel Baird

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- By cleaning house Thursday, Cuyahoga County Auditor Dave Reines began peeling away at a payroll loaded with patronage hires.

Many of the political cronies of Frank Russo, Reines' disgraced predecessor, remain.

But at least half of the 22 positions that are being eliminated belonged to people with close ties to the corrupt former auditor or to other leaders in the Democratic machine he helped build.

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