Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel showed up on Monday for his job running the Buckeye State’s Board of Deposit meeting for the first time in fifteen months.
Mr. Mandel, who has not appeared at board meetings for unknown reasons since he was elected, announced on Monday that he was removing two banks (which he accused of fraud during his 2010 campaign) from the list of institutions holding state deposits.
“Josh Mandel’s attendance at today’s Board of Deposit meeting … is only made more offensive by his supposed excuse for choosing to attend,” said Justin Barasky, a spokesman for Senator Sherrod Brown. “Had Josh Mandel truly been concerned with protecting retirees and taxpayers from fraud, he would have taken the initiative to act more than a year ago — not when it became politically expedient for him to do so.”
Mr. Mandel has endured a slew of bad press because of his absence at board meetings and a recent visit to the Bahamas to raise money from the pay-day loan industry.
Via Huffington Post.
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