Monday, January 30, 2012

Dovilla Applauds Committee Passage of Public Corruption Legislation

COLUMBUS—State Representative Mike Dovilla (R-Berea) applauded the committee passage of House Bill 323.

House Bill 323, sponsored by Representatives Dovilla and Anielski, will add the felony offenses of extortion and perjury to the list of crimes which will result in the forfeiture of retirement benefits or termination of disability benefits in the event an individual serving in a position of public trust is convicted.

“Like most residents of Cuyahoga County, I have been angered by the pervasive corruption permitted to occur at all levels of government in our county,” said Dovilla. “It is well past time to hold public officials accountable and demand transparency in the administration of our public offices. The hard-working taxpayers of this county should not be saddled with the responsibility of ensuring indicted politicians such as Jimmy Dimora and Frank Russo enjoy taxpayer-subsidized golden parachutes into retirement after squandering hundreds of thousands of dollars – limited taxpayer funds which could have gone to support our schools, public safety officers, and communities.”

House Bill 323 is currently waiting to be scheduled for a vote by the full House of Representatives.