Thursday, March 27, 2014

Why does Cuyahoga County's inspector general review Ed FitzGerald's campaign contributions?

Ed FitzGerald has enlisted Cuyahoga County’s inspector general to examine his political donor lists – a practice that critics of the county executive and Democratic candidate for governor believe is an improper use of taxpayer dollars.

Republicans see the frequent reviews as a campaign service performed exclusively and free of charge for FitzGerald by his handpicked investigator on county time.

But FitzGerald’s spokeswoman says the second set of eyes protects county employees and appointees from unknowingly violating an ethics law that FitzGerald championed.

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