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Monday, March 10, 2008

Leis wins jail tax suit

Hamilton County Sheriff Simon Leis won a county lawsuit filed against him in connection with the jail tax campaign last year. Leis was sued last year by anti-sales tax advocate Brian Shrive. Shrive alleged Leis supported construction of the new jail and “improperly and/or illegally used county property, resources and funds to such end.”

Specifically, Leis publicly supported the jail, provided a letter to his workers asking them to support the tax and displayed “Support the New Jail” signs on sheriff’s equipment during the Harvest Home Parade.

Common Pleas Judge Norbert Nadel ruled in Leis’ favor. In his opinion he said Ohio law “clearly permitted Leis to advocate in favor of the jail tax levy.” Law allows elected officials to sponsor "public service advertising" and the jail is “clearly germane to Sheriff Leis’ official function as sheriff of Hamilton County.” Nadel also noted that the complaint does not include specifics relating to the public funds spent by the sheriff, so he did not address the request that the sheriff pay those costs back. Nadel dismissed the case.


18 Comments:

at 1:10 PM, March 11, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Judge Nadel is one of the worst judges in Hamilton County. He has a history of issuing decisions that protect his political cronies.

Retire now, please, Norbert.

 
at 1:46 PM, March 11, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Of course he dismissed the jail tax failed. It's all about the dollars.
Don't worry so much about Nadel, but we need someone to run against Leis and make him retire. Anytime you have the county's highest ranking law officer, threatining to release the criminal's on my streets is ridiculous.

 
at 2:39 PM, March 11, 2008 Blogger Mark Miller said...

This legal precedent should be welcome news for that young Chabot staffer. He inadvertently forwarded a single campaign email from his public account.

Leis used every taxpayer funded resource he had in the department, and campaigned with them for months. If Simon gets a pass, Chabot's guy is certainly in the clear.

 
at 5:06 PM, March 11, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

HA HA HA HA! Up your's, COASTers, Jason Haapless and Boyband Jeffre. Now watch as they attack Nadel as being 'biased'. They are always sore losers.

 
at 5:28 PM, March 11, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nadel is the same judge that couldn't find Howard Beatty guilty of murdering General Kabaka Oba. Now Nadel can't find Simon Leis in violation of any law despite Leis' overt campaigning using Sheriff's Dept resources. I wonder how Nadel can even find the bathroom when he needs to go.

This is a screwjob through and through. Leis rides above the law in Hamilton County. Fortunately for us the federal lawsuit against him still goes on.

 
at 5:39 PM, March 11, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

One of the reasons I voted against the jail tax is because of Leis. The man seems to have every politician in Hamilton County in his pocket...he can do no wrong. Someone needs to run against him and win!

 
at 9:08 PM, March 11, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great decision Judge Nadel,
The citizens of Hamilton County appreciate the job you are doing.
Sheriff Leis, the citizens of this Great County owe you a lot for helping to keep the law and order.
When will the County wake up and go Metro and put you in charge?

KEEP JUDGE NADEL AND SHERIFF LEIS IN 2008

 
at 10:45 PM, March 11, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Leis wins, and the public loses. There is nothing more valuable than a just court system. The decision marks the level of corruption in Hamilton County.

Even though I was for the jail tax - the fact is, Leis broke the law.

Shame on Nadel - appeal the decision you idiots at COASST

 
at 11:48 PM, March 11, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Leis is mentally criminal. IMHO

 
at 12:17 AM, March 12, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Local nutjob Brian Shrive better keep a sharp eye out for Sheriff Simon Leis and his army of deputies.

Don't even think about spitting on the sidewalk, Brian! You're a marked man!

 
at 12:24 AM, March 12, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shrive and Capell should be forced to send an apology at their own expense to all the county employees that received that smear job from the COAST Clowns.

 
at 1:53 PM, March 12, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Isn't it odd that Nadel hears every case that is important to his best friend Si? Look back over the years and go figure?

 
at 3:20 PM, March 12, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yet another example of why
COAST is TOAST.

 
at 3:36 PM, March 12, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tom Brinkman, Politics career RIP.

Phil Heimlich, Politics career RIP.

Russ Jackson, Politics career RIP.

Pat DeWine, Politics career RIP.

Mike Harlow, Politics career RIP.

Am I missing anyone from the COAST political corpse tally? Chris Finney's butt-boy Jeff Capell can't put a positive spin on these crushing defeats by the voters.

 
at 10:11 PM, March 12, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not only a good ruling, it is the correct legal ruling by Judge Nadel! Sheriff Leis has done nothing wrong! In Refernce to the comment about metro government, what a great idea, more services for less! Metro policing under the command of the Sheriff.

The taxpayers of Hamilton County appreciate the job you do Sheriff Leis and Judge Nadel! Keep up the good work!

COAST R.I.P.

 
at 11:43 PM, March 12, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Simon Leis, Sheriff for Life: 1

Brian Shrive, Village Idiot: 0

 
at 1:15 PM, March 13, 2008 Anonymous CincyCapell said...

Shrive, Capell, Haap, Jeffre and especially Finney, and the rest of the COAST losers, THIS IS FOR YOU:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_hnylJ2scVU

 
at 9:35 PM, March 13, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Too bad Longview Hospital stopped admitting mental patients years ago.

Mental midget Brian Shrive could use a nice long "rest" in a padded cell with a box of crayons. Maybe he could scribble out an appeal to Judge Nadel's decision in the Leis lawsuit.

 
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