Tuesday, April 15, 2008


Dateline: April 10, 2008

Recent news from Tampa concerns the outrage over used car dealer, Mr. Kuhn, making $18000 in illegal campaign contributions to a city council candidate opposing John Dingfelder. State Attorney Mark Ober refused to prosecute Mr. Kuhn, citing, "the ignorance of the law is an excuse doctrine," especially if you have two law degrees and are wealthy.

Daniel Ruth and others ask why Mark Ober gave Mr. Kuhn a free pass, when other prosecutors have put such miscreants behind bars. That's an easy one.

One advantage to serving life in prison for something you didn't do is that you have time to focus your attention on subjects that interest and concern you. I've been studying Mark Ober's campaign contribution disclosures for for almost eight years, and have come up with some astounding insights, which I will share with you over the next few weeks and months.

The question: why wouldn't Mark Ober prosecute this election law violation?
The answer: Because he is guilty of the same crime. When his own infractions are exposed, he'll be obliged to prosecute his own contributors, and we know that's not going to happen.

If you want to hear more about Mark Ober and the campaign contributions issue, or if you have something to add, please log on and blog.

How about it, Mark? Are you going to come clean?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I've also followed Hillsborough County prosecutor Mark Ober's 'checkered' record with respect to 'selectively' prosecuting people. It's disgusting and if he, as an ELECTED official, represents the people of Florida then Floridians should be ashamed for what he does in their name.