Published April 5, 2009
It isn't enough that Cindy Stankoski rolled the taxpayers of Ohio for $247,500 on the ridiculous claim of sexual harassment against Anthony Gutierrez, a high ranking member of disgraced former Attorney General Marc Dann's staff. Stankoski got her job in the AG's office because of Gutierrez, and not because of her intellect or her legal prowess.
But as she demonstrated in her sexual harassment suit, she has bigger you-know-what than most men. Consider: Stankoski is now charging between $1,500 and $5,000 to lecture on such hifalutin topics as conflict resolution, sexuality and sexual health.
And as the ever popular reality shows on television have demonstrated, America is filled with gullible people willing to watch and listen to crap.
It is important to recall that Stankoski and her cohort in the sexual harassment scandal, Vanessa Stout, did not have to defend their claims in a court of law — even though that is what Gutierrez, no paragon of virtue, wanted. Instead, the current attorney general, Democrat Richard Cordray, decided to settle. Dann resigned as AG after it was revealed that he had an extramarital affair with his scheduler. Investigations into the attorney general's office during his tenure found that he contributed to what was described as unprofessional behavior by members of his inner circle.
Stout, who also made $247,500 in the sexual harassment claim against Gutierrez, may have some expertise she could capitalize on.
But because the case did not go to trial, the taxpayers of Ohio will never know what talents Stankoski and Stout displayed to persuade Gutierrez that they would be valuable members of the attorney general's staff. Thus, cynics are left to speculate.