How f-ing stupid is the Vindicator? Does ANYONE at the Vindicator have a memory?
David Betras, the Treasurer of the Marc Dann transition fund was investigated for misuse of those funds. Now he's going to comment and be a knight on a white horse over cash donations!
Betras won't be taking anyone off anything after the party reorganizes, he won't be the chairman anymore.
I look forward to the dumbdem/TERRAPINST/Betras attack!
March 11, 2014 at 10:16 a.m.
Hey dumbdem / TERRINPINST aka Dave Betras!
It's funny how you believe that everyone who tells the truth about you is "Oz". What does Oz know that makes you so nervous? If Oz is the person to take you down he will be my hero!
March 9, 2014 at 10:26 a.m.
Poor pitiful Betras, he only has a few days of freedom left and he still wants to act high and mighty. When will these people learn?
Chuck needs to get Chris out of that probate race before he ends up in jail with his "legal team" that thinks they can get around campaign finance laws. Alan and John we know your plan!
Can't anyone around here follow the law?
March 8, 2014 at 4:33 p.m.
Isn't this fun, we have the darker side, Engler/Hanni, going after the dark side, Betras.
What we need is for all of these people who only have their own interests in mind to go away. They are all bad, many soon to be indicted.
Let's hope the BCI/FBI investigation will clean house which will enable our community to move forward with new people in public office and the Democratic Party.
March 7, 2014 at 9:31 a.m.
For many of these people it will be the last Democratic Party meeting they will be attending.
More BCI & FBI warrants to gather evidence out this week. Top of the list is David Betras and the Board of Fixed Elections.
Latest rumor is someone was wearing a wire and many of these people will have their own words used against them.
Who do we know that never gets off the phone?
February 23, 2014 at 8:24 a.m.
We have so many smart people it's just amazing! While the county tries to pass a sales tax the inept board passes raises. Good messaging Chairman Betras, what a leader!
But maybe they figure these are the last raises any of them will get before most go to jail for fixing elections. This is the next stop for the investigators working on Belinky.
Mahoning County government will only reform with a clean up here first.
February 19, 2014 at 8:28 a.m.
"Agent Ciotti requested the seal on the following ground: “The affidavit contains information which could compromise an ongoing investigation and which could identify uncharged suspects. The key words: Uncharged suspects.
Who are they? Let the speculation begin.”
No speculation needed, here they are on a silver platter:
The Oakhill gang, all of them. (Not about Oakhill charges)
At the Board of Elections, the board members, including Betras and Munroe, and most of the staff, but of special interest, Joyce Kale-Pesta
Carol Rimedio-Reghetti and David Ditzler
Two more commons plea court judges but can't get any names - yet.
An assortment of other government staff and many, many lawyers.
Any wonder why no one wants to talk?
February 17, 2014 at 1:51 p.m.
The rumors about Belinky have been going around for five years and all were true.
Everyone knew Belinky was scum, that's why he couldn't get elected to anything. He was allowed to become secretary of the party in exchange for taking down his Dems website, if he didn't, he wouldn't have gotten that either.
Let's remember that it takes two to tango and there are many attorneys in town that must be pooping in their pants over joining Belinky in jail.
Sammarone is in the race to continue the backroom deals for those same lawyers. He should get out before he gets the opportunity to put himself in jail like Belinky has.
Maruca is a straight arrow, she won't put up with any funny business and will bring respect and trust back to the probate court.
February 14, 2014 at 9:18 a.m.
Anyone want to guess who has been giving Belinky legal advice? Oh yes, our infamous Chairman David Betras. It is kinda funny since Betras is the next scumbag on their list.
BYE BYE BETRAS!
February 8, 2014 at 9:42 a.m.
@ysuforever you must be smoking crack or have never met Betras. Betras bought those awards with the donations to the MCDP, not because he is some great chairman. Betras has tried a couple of times to get elected to leadership positions in Columbus and his fellow chairs from around the state declined in large numbers to vote for him, even with all of his "awards".
BETRAS IS A LOSER AND KNOWS NOTHING ABOUT POLITICS, SMALL MIND, SMALL TIME.
February 3, 2014 at 2:20 a.m.