Five years ago, the man Richard Cordray hired to serve as the Chief Financial Officer in the Ohio Treasurer’s office was indicted for orchestrating the biggest kickback scheme in the history of state government.
Amer Ahmad used the position originally given to him by Cordray to solicit and accept bribes from a securities broker in exchange for awarding the broker with lucrative state business.
When all was said and done, Ahmad had steered more than $3 million in taxpayer-funded commissions to the firm, received more than a half million dollars in kickbacks, and tried to set the same broker up with future state business through “pay to play” political donations to Cordray’s campaign for Attorney General and the Ohio Democratic Party. (Baker Hostetler, report of the independent investigative counsel regarding the office of Ohio treasurer of state Kevin l. Boyce and deputy treasurer Amer Ahmad 2009 – 2010, pp 22-26)
This is exactly what you could expect from a Cordray-Sutton administration and serves as a stark reminder to all Ohioans that Richard Cordray can’t be trusted to protect the integrity of our government or our tax dollars!