COAST Newsletter readers will remember that Prosecutor Joe Deters took on the too-cozy relationship between the County Commission under David Pepper and Todd Portune, on the one hand, and Tom Gableman and the Vorys-Sater law firm, on the other, back in 2009.
In fact, Pepper and Portune sued Deters at the Ohio Supreme Court to retain the prerogative to select Banks counsel without restraint. Deters won that suit.
[COASTer Mark Miller sued Pepper and Portune for violating the Ohio Sunshine Law in holding those meetings, and ultimately settled that case.]
Well, today the Enquirer reports that Deters' bold move of taking on his own client -- the County Commission -- and the Vorys-Sater law firm, has yielded huge dividends for the taxpayers: a 70% savings on legal fees.
Thanks to our County Prosecutor for taking on this bruising battle, and winning on for the taxpayers.
And rotten tomatoes to Portune and Pepper for fighting to preserve this wasteful relationship.