PO1, the anonymous public official mentioned but not charged in the prosecutor's allegations released today, is clearly a county commissioner.
An excerpt from the charges against J. Kevin Kelley, released today:
On or about February 13, 2008, SCHUMAN, another Business 1 employee, and KELLEY met for lunch at Delmonico's restaurant in Independence, Ohio. During that meal, KELLEY called PO1 and said that he was having lunch with SCHUMAN and another Business 1 employee. KELLEY said, "Yeah, their thing is on your agenda for tomorrow for their money.
PO1 asked, "Yeah, give 'em more you mean or take it away?" KELLEY responded, "No to give 'em back some of their, what you stole from them." POI laughed and said, "I don't wanna know what you get out of this, I don't even wanna f--ing know." KELLEY replied, "I get nothing out of this," to which POI responded, "I don't even wanna know.... The less I know the better." KELLEY responded, "Definitely. The less you know the better is right." KELLEY added, "Speaking of that, Vegas." KELLEY and PO1 then discussed reservations for their upcoming trip to Las Vegas.
On or about February 14, 2008, the County Commissioners approved a $250,000 allocation for Residential Facilities for the Work Release Program for the period May 1, 2008 through December 31, 2008, and authorized the Office of Procurement & Diversity to advertise for bids. Business 1 knew that it would be the sole bidder for this contract.