Former In-plant Exec in Trouble Over Ethics Case
ATHENS, OH—A former Ohio University in-plant director has been indicted by a grand jury on charges in connection with more than $100,000 worth of university contracts awarded to businesses owned by his wife. David Kasler has been charged with two felony counts of having an unlawful interest in a public contract and felony counts of theft by deception and theft in office, according to the Columbus Dispatch.
Between January 2003 and July 2008, Kasler allegedly awarded university contracts to MD Computers, Accolades and Resume Impressions, businesses owned by his wife. Special prosecutor Richard Ross told the paper that Ohio state law requires public officials to abstain from any decision involving a government contract if they have family interest in a company vying for the contract. Kasler retired in July.