Ohio’s GOP Money scandal: investing government money in coins

Yep, you read that right. The GOP “invested” $50 million of the taxpayer’s money not in secure investments, but in rare coins, an autograph of Jackie Kennedy and a picture of Lincoln without a beard, among other things. The fund was controlled by GOP fundraiser Tom Noe, who then apparently embezzled about $10 million dollars of the money and donated part of it to George W. Bush’s re-election campaign. All of this comes to light after the Toledo Blade newspaper spent months investigating the issue while being stonewalled by goverment officials and the Republican Party.
Yeah, after finding this out, I’m sure those elections in Ohio were on the up and up.

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