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lschuc
02-24-2010, 02:32 PM
I saw this online on Tuesday in the Youngstown, Ohio newspaper.
Felony #2 coming up. He called Mike a crook. So form of poetic justice??

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http://www.vindy.com/news/2010/feb/23/feds-target-jj-cafaro/


Feds target J.J. Cafaro

By Peter H. Milliken
Tuesday, February 23, 2010

‘I made a mistake,’ he says of false campaign finance report.


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John J. Cafaro, the recently retired vice president of the Cafaro Co.

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State Sen. Capri Cafaro (D-Liberty)


John J. Cafaro, the recently retired vice president of the Cafaro Co., will plead guilty to one count of making a materially false statement regarding a contribution to the unsuccessful 2004 congressional campaign of his daughter, Capri Cafaro.

First Assistant U.S. Atty. William J. Edwards filed an information Monday in U.S. District Court in Cleveland charging that the elder Cafaro caused an official of his daughter’s congressional campaign to falsely report he had contributed only $2,000 to her campaign, when, in fact, he actually gave an additional $10,000 in the form of a loan to an unidentified campaign staff member for the campaign’s benefit.

The offense reportedly occurred sometime between May 5 and July 15, 2004. The false filing was contained in a quarterly report to the Federal Election Commission, which must identify everyone contributing more than $200, the U.S. attorney said.

“Although I wanted to help my daughter in her campaign, I made a mistake for which I am solely responsible. As the investigation has determined, my daughter was not involved in any way,” Cafaro said.

“I sincerely regret any embarrassment or hardship I have caused my daughter and those who work with her. I am proud of her and what she has accomplished. Again, I take full responsibility for my actions, and I apologize for my actions,” he said in a prepared statement issued by his lawyer, Ralph E. Cascarilla of Cleveland.

Cascarilla said his client intends to plead guilty to the charge and would not comment further.

“His actions were his own,” Cascarilla said. “He did not inform any family members, the Cafaro Co. or his daughter of the loan made to a member of her campaign staff. The investigation into the matter has been completed,” Cascarilla said.

Capri Cafaro of Liberty, D-32nd, is now a state senator and Senate minority leader. She was appointed to the state Senate seat in January 2007, when Marc Dann left to become Ohio attorney general, and she was elected to that seat in 2008. Ohio Senate Democrats unanimously elected her minority leader in January 2009.

“My father made mistakes and has taken responsibility for them. This is difficult for me because, while he is my father and I care about him, I do not condone his actions. This is a regrettable situation, which is, thankfully, coming to an end,” the 32-year-old state senator said in a statement issued by Prism Public Affairs, a Washington, D.C, public-relations firm.

“I will continue to focus my time and energy on doing my job for the people as a member of the state senate. I am honored to work for the people of my district and approach my position with great seriousness and humility. I believe my constituents and my colleagues know me for my dedication to public service, integrity and transparency,” she added.

In the 2004 congressional race, her campaign spent $1.6 million but lost to then five-term Republican Steve LaTourette. In that race, she received 37 percent of the vote, and he won with 63 percent.

“I was not involved in this transaction, and I am extraordinarily disappointed with my father,” the senator said in an interview, referring to the loan.

“Unfortunately, he has made a habit over the years of doing things and not necessarily telling me about them,” she added.

Sen. Cafaro said she used the Washington public-relations firm because she wanted to avoid engaging state offices and p

Chris Pile
02-24-2010, 02:59 PM
I noticed the comments at the bottom of the article all disparaged JJ and his daughter. Apparently, his evil ways are well known to the local citizenry.

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JBOYLE
02-24-2010, 03:00 PM
It's not looking good for Avanti owners....first Kelly, now Cafaro.

I fear they'll be coming for me next. :D

Okay, they owned the company, I just own a car...but for the IRS or some prosecutor, I'm afraid that may be enough proof...:D:D

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barnlark
02-24-2010, 03:14 PM
Originally posted by lschuc

I saw this online on Tuesday in the Youngstown, Ohio newspaper.
Felony #2 coming up. He called Mike a crook. So form of poetic justice??
Lew Schucart
Editor, Avanti Magazine

I've spent more than that buying prom dresses for my daughters over the years!
Not sure this is poetic justice. Mr. Kelly was in a bit deeper than campaign contributions. Being born in Youngstown, I am not going anywhere near this one, though. I still have a few connections down there on which I just as soon stay on the good side. :D

Starlite51
02-24-2010, 05:40 PM
add in Debartolo into the mix and it really gets cloudy.. and bloody

plus all of us Youngstown Sheet & Tube guys who made all the steel for the Studebakers and paid our union dues ...

sing it Bruce
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Smddcs5n0H0


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Silverplate
02-24-2010, 07:13 PM
"add in Debartolo into the mix and it really gets cloudy.. and bloody

plus all of us Youngstown Sheet & Tube guys who made all the steel for the Studebakers and paid our union dues"

You have to throw Victor Posner also of Youngstown once owner of Sharon Steel. Debartolo, Cafaro and Posner all interesting Youngstown business folks with history. Ironically many years ago while living in Youngstown and working in aviation I had the opportunity to fly in each persons company owned jets.

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KGlowacky
02-24-2010, 07:29 PM
Wow, Didn't know there was so many people from Youngston on this board. I was born and raised in Niles Ohio(5 miles from Youngstown). Father went to South HS. As far as commentting on anything happening there, I will not. All I will say is a while back I met a man born and raised in Detroit and when I told him I was from Youngstown he said WOW. The only town he has ever been in tougher then Detroit. LOL it is and always will be it's own world.

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Avantidon
02-24-2010, 08:08 PM
Does it surprise me? Does it upset me? No Longtime ago I learned nuts don't fall to far from the tree. What goes around comes around. Does he join Kelly in jail? Only time will tell.

StudeMichael
02-24-2010, 09:58 PM
It's not looking good for Avanti owners....first Kelly, now Cafaro.


At least we don't have to worry about Egbert, Newman, Altman and Blake! Sorry I couldn't resist [xx(]

JBOYLE
02-24-2010, 11:21 PM
quote:Originally posted by StudeMichael

It's not looking good for Avanti owners....first Kelly, now Cafaro.

At least we don't have to worry about Egbert, Newman, Altman and Blake! Sorry I couldn't resist [xx(]


I'm no cop, but I'd say they have pretty good alibis. :D

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rusty65
02-25-2010, 07:31 AM
‘.

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State Sen. Capri Cafaro (D-Liberty)







She's got MY vote!!

N8N
02-25-2010, 09:13 AM
Heh, I grew up literally just across the state line in PA, but if anyone asks me where I'm from the answer is usually "near Pittsburgh" :P

Hey, it sounds better, and I spent WAY more time in da burgh than I ever did in Youngstown.

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N8N
02-25-2010, 09:14 AM
Heh, I grew up literally just across the state line in PA, but if anyone asks me where I'm from the answer is usually "near Pittsburgh" :P

Hey, it sounds better, and I spent WAY more time in da burgh than I ever did in Youngstown.

nate

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Starlite51
02-25-2010, 11:12 AM
quote: I grew up literally just across the state line in PA

Sharon I bet ?


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