Wednesday, January 11, 2006
O'Brien stumbles on Pirik conviction
Republican AG candidate and current Franklin County prosecutor will have trouble getting past this. The ODP is right about hammering him after Pirik copped a felony plea:
Five clerk employees originally brought claims against Pirik in January 2005, only to have them summarily dismissed by the prosecutor’s office. The same employees went back to O’Brien with additional evidence in August 2005. O’Brien, once again, refused to take the allegations seriously. It was at this point that the Franklin County Democratic Party launched a public relations campaign to pressure O’Brien into appointing a special prosecutor who would act without political bias.