The Money Isn’t The End Of The Trail, It’s Just The Beginning
This story is bigger than a corrupt and greedy Republican that bilked the state of Ohio out of millions of dollars, but the question remains, will anyone take a serious look at Tom Noe’s political activity?
Today, Tom Noe was sentenced to 16 years in prison for theft, forgery, corruption and money laundering but earlier this year he was sentenced to two years on a federal charge of funneling $45k into the Bush/Cheney re-election campaign and that is where the real story lies. In 2004, Noe was rich with money he’d stolen from the state’s workers compensation fund, he was illegally funneling money to the Bush campaign and his wife, Bernadette Noe, was on the board of elections in Lucas county Ohio, where there were significant “irregularities” and possibly fraud in the election results. Coincidence? I think not.
The rot is so deep, it will take decades to piece together the extent of this corrupt Republican Party’s criminal activity, but let’s toast to getting started!