COASTer Mark Miller has settled his suit against Cincinnati City Council member Laure Quinlivan over her outrageous abuse of City staff and equipment to run her re-election campaign for Cincinnati City Council.
As part of the settlement, Quinlivan re-paid the City $1,500 for the mis-use of 30 hours of staff time and Judge Steve Martin issued a permanent injunction preventing Quinlivan from further abusing City tax dollars for political purposes.
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"COAST's objectives in this matter were several, said COAST Chairman Jason Gloyd. "First, we wanted to stop the abuse by Quinlivan -- in 2011 and going forward. Second, we wanted to get the City re-paid the monies inappropriately taken. And third, we want to send a signal to elected officials state-wide that they need to fund their campaign with private donations, not tax dollars. We achieved all three objectives."
COAST is grateful to our members Mark Miller, Jason Gloyd and Brian Shrive, as well as our attorneys Chris Finney and Curt Hartman for bringing home this win.