Friday, March 23, 2012

Jean Schmidt drops the lawsuit that spawned a corruption scandal that toppled the Congressman

Today marks the next step in the unraveling of the Congressman that used to be Jean Schmidt.

Jean Schmidt has dropped the $6.8 defamation million lawsuit that she initiated against one-time opponent David Krikorian in Clermont County Common Pleas Court, offering as an explanation only "its time to move on."

The lawsuit and several other legal actions against Krikorian were funded, illegally, by the Turkish Coalition of America to the tune of $500,000.  Schmidt dodged the media inquiries and prosecution by the House Ethics Committee by claiming ignorance of what those around her were doing.

The media in Cincinnati, especially the editorial pages, showed what lapdogs they are by refusing to cover and condemn her illegal behavior, or at least her claimed ignorance.

City Beat has the best coverage of today's developments, here.  We just wonder why they refused to tell this story while it was happening.  The Enquirer's is here.


  1. In other words, now that she serves no purpose to them in Congress the Turks dropped her like a bad habit and there's nobody left to pay her legal bills for her.

  2. MS. Vicky ZwisslerMarch 23, 2012 at 2:18 PM

    My beloved sister Jean Schmidt sure thought she had a great case when foreign interests were illegally paying her attorney bills. Why won't she stand behind her claims when she has to pay her own legal bills?

    Reasons like this are why I'm so proud of myself and my family for campaigning for Jean Schmidt this year. Schmidt is my kind of sister and a great role model for my kids.

  3. Campaign Expert MathenyMarch 24, 2012 at 12:20 AM

    I hate you COAST for everything you did to defeat this great, corrupt Congresswoman. She deserved to win and Brad Wenstrup should have waited his turn to run


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