Thursday, August 15, 2013
Key streetcar advocate accused of fraud
Dear fellow tax hikers, we have all been rattled by the news that streetcar leader and future Governor Candace Klein has been accused of fraud by the State of Ohio. Among other things, she and her company have been accused of: falsely reporting their financial information, misrepresenting their relationship with banks, failing to obtain legally required state and federal licenses, and failing to make needed disclosures to investors.
Ms. Klein has made her mark as a strong advocate for our beloved Cincinnati Streetcar. She is a former President of the urban hipster group CincyPAC and a former co-Chairman of Cincinnatians for Progress, two groups centered around streetcar love.
An ambitious one, Candace Klein held a press conference in 2002 to announce that she was running for Governor of Kentucky in 2027.
We know that Governor Klein will fight her way through these accusations. She certainly has a lot of experience with the judicial system, given her previous arrests in 2002, 2003, and 2007.
Just because she may have broken the law then doesn't mean she has now. And just because this streetcar supporter has been accused of issuing phony projections doesn't mean that other streetcar supporters have been issuing phony projections for the streetcar. Governor Candace Klein and the Cincinnati Streetcar are two peas in a pod - two of the best Cincinnati has to offer.