Attorney General DeWine’s spokesman: Taft Stettinus & Hollister LLP, where Bill Seitz worked for 36 years, conducted the conflicts review internally “and tell us if they’re clean or not…. It’s their professional licensure at risk.”
Attorney General Mike DeWine hired the law firm of Taft Stettinius & Hollister to conduct the Seitz Investigation as Special Counsel for the Ohio House of Representatives. The problem is that the outside firm is a former long-time employer of Rep. Seitz.
Records now obtained by C&BP from the Ohio legislature reveal that the law firm hired to conduct what it called the “Seitz Investigation” was Taft Stettinus & Hollister LLP —the firm where Bill Seitz worked for 36 years.
Watchdog Also Seeks Details of Ohio House Sexual Harassment Investigation: Scope, Targets, Costs, Who Was Hired and How They Were Hired.
Jack Greiner will explore a lawsuit enforcing public access to a Special Counsel Report on Sexual Harassment in the Ohio House of Representatives. The watchdog group is also seeking documents revealing the scope of the investigation, as well as who served in the role of Special Counsel, how they were hired, who decided to hire them and how much the work cost taxpayers.
Declares House Majority Leader ill Seitz “should be immediately stripped of leadership titles and all committee assignments, shunned.”
Despite Mounting Evidence of Ethics Problems in the Ohio House, Continued Silence from Schuring on Seitz’s Conduct
Days After Rep. Bill Seitz’s Demeaning Comments, a Female Staffer in the Ohio House of Representatives Reports a Pattern of Incidents in an Ongoing, Hostile Workplace
The Ohio House Administrative Office’s Jason Parsons told us, “I’m not sure that’s a public record.” We asked for a call back when he found out, but that never happened.
Newly-produced emails show the strong sway Sam Randazzo, a lobbyist for large industrial users of coal power, has had on Ohio wind-energy foe Rep. Bill Seitz’s efforts to keep the state’s strict property line setbacks in place.