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Dann's mistake: Too many yes-men



Originally Published: 05:18 p.m., May 2, 2008 and  Updated 05:18 p.m., May 2, 2008

YOUNGSTOWN — David Betras, a longtime friend and former law partner of Attorney General Marc Dann, said his pal’s biggest mistake was surrounding himself with yes-men.

“He didn’t have a person telling him, ‘Don’t do this,’” said Betras, who ran Dann’s attorney general campaign from its start until shortly after his May 2006 primary victory. “He needed someone like me — I could control him — to tell him no.”

The results of an internal attorney general’s office investigation of sexual harassment complaints categorized the office as unprofessionally run with a great deal of cronyism when it comes to hires. The results of the investigation were released Friday.

Dann, a Liberty Democrat, also acknowledged an extra-marital affair with a woman in his office. He did not name her.

For more on the story, see Saturday's edition of The Vindicator or Vindy.Com.


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