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This is a sorta fun development for Conservatives watching what the Snyder administration has placed into its own lap. Remember what Terry Stanton (same office of Amy Hichez) stated about our Treasury Dept., just yesterday?
"Any personal issues he is working through have not, in any way, affected his performance as State Treasurer."
State Treasurer Andy Dillon's secretary sued his ex-wife for defamation Wednesday for claiming she had an affair with her boss.
In a lawsuit filed in Wayne County Circuit Court, Amy U. Hichez denied having an affair with Andy Dillon - allegations Carol Owens-Dillon publicly leveled in a July 7 posting on her Facebook page.
Owens-Dillon stood by the allegations Wednesday.
"I'm surprised she is doing this because she will be putting her boss negatively in the press and I'm quite sure he doesn't need that," Owens-Dillon said in a statement to The News.
Indeed. What further defamation is possible with those who sit in government with Andy and his buddy, Miles Handy? Yet, much like Hillary Clinton, and Huma Abedin, the slovenly attired self-invented Nerd persona is going to stand by his man. Frillant move for the Executive branch of state government that is the flagship of the MI-GOP.
That down-ticket vote for "Team R" will suffer in 2014. That is just a 'No boundaries' Rick Michigan, enabling - fact.
Dillon has acknowledged a bout with alcoholism while being the governor's point man for handling financially distressed cities and school districts.
But now the Wayne County Prosecutor's Office is considering a domestic assault charge against Dillon stemming from a July 13 confrontation with his ex-wife, Carol Owens-Dillon, at their Redford Township home.
Dillon, a former Democratic speaker of the state House of Representatives, and the Snyder administration are not answering questions about his alleged actions.
"We do not believe it is appropriate to respond to speculation," Snyder spokesman Dave Murray said Tuesday in a statement. "Gov. Snyder believes Treasurer Dillon is doing a good job on behalf of the people of Michigan."
Again, zero transparency from Rick Snyder. Sure Dave Murray, we little people "believe" you too. Just try boozing as a "point man" in the Private Sector, and see how long it takes to be shown the door. And, this is a so-called Executive's decision? Amazing. Fact remains that Rick Snyder owns that appointment, and isn't man enough to deal with his can of worms - but, he'll have to before long. There's more...
"Treasurer Dillon is in the office and on the job every day, working diligently as always for the people of the State of Michigan," spokesman Terry Stanton said in an email. "Any personal issues he is working through have not, in any way, affected his performance as State Treasurer."
A Wayne County Family Court judge has issued a mutual restraining order against Dillon and his ex-wife after they filed competing personal protection orders against each other.
The acrimony stems from a July 13 incident at the Dillon residence in Redford Township where Carol Owens-Dillon alleges her ex-husband hired a tow truck driver to break into a vehicle she was driving that contained her divorce files. In court records, Owens-Dillon claims she had "racially-charged text messages" in the file that she intended to deliver to Snyder.
D'oh! Really. Who could've foreseen the years of dysfunction that Andy Dillon, would bring to an alleged Republican administration? Hmmm, I wonder...
Who is this paleface Irish turd trying to fool? Try remembering July 27, 2004
If approved by U.S. District Judge Paul Borman, McCann, of Livonia, faces six to 12 months in prison and up to a $20,000 fine.
McCann was indicted in November on charges of improperly using a federal grant to pay two interns to secretly build a database of Democratic Party donors. They performed an estimated 758 hours of political work while on the county's payroll in 2001, the county contended.
In November 2002, the FBI and Michigan State Police seized thousands of documents from McNamara's county office and the campaign office of McCann's former boss, then-Wayne County Prosecutor Michael Duggan, in a raid. Duggan is now head of the Detroit Medical Center.
Nice of then AG Granholm, to stall for her corrupt Wayne County friends, yes?
State Treasury officials may soon assume greater oversight of Wayne County's teetering finances.
State Treasurer Andy Dillon met with county officials this week and laid out a carrot-and-stick plan: If the county wants to continue using the state to float some $90 million in bonds each year, all county departments must agree to issue monthly spending reports to the state and County Commission.
The plan works like an allowance. If officials go over budget, the County Commission could deduct the overages from budgets the next month -- or take control of their finances, Sheriff Benny Napoleon said.
"I think that's illegal," said Napoleon, who met Thursday with Dillon.
Detroit - Mitt's presidential ambitions may meet their Waterloo in the Big Mitten and if they do, Mitt might have Bob to thank.
That's because Romney and Bob Ficano, the Wayne County executive who is caught in the crosshairs of an FBI corruption probe, have a certain friend in common -- John Rakolta. Rakolta is a prominent Detroit developer whose company, Walbridge, won a $300 million contract last summer to build the new Wayne County jail.
In turns out Rakolta is Romney's co-national finance chairman.
The Rakolta connection couldn't come at a worse time for Romney, whose commanding lead in his boyhood state of Michigan has shriveled to a statistical tie with Rick Santorum.
The feds are investigating a pattern of pay-to-play in the jail deal and have subpoenaed the county's records in connection with Walbridge. As it happens, Rakolta has been a contributor to the Democrat Ficano, a member of Ficano's finance host committee, and a $25,000 contributor to a non-profit business group know as Edge Opportunities that paid Turkia Mullin to lobby the county development czar.