The FBI’s ongoing probe into corruption in the Dayton area – resulting in four arrests, with more likely to come, prosecutors say – follows several examples of fraud, self-dealing and corruption in area governments in recent years.
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The Dayton-area isn't alone. The Ohio Auditor of State in 2017 released a report chronicling local government employees pocketing funds across the state over the prior decade. The report totaled $3.4 million in missing funds at 77 governments, and 53 convicted public employees.
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Here are several examples from Dayton Daily News archives:
1. Wright State University last year settled a federal investigation into fraudulent misuse of H1B visas by the school by agreeing to pay a $1 million penalty. The criminal probe led to an internal audit and other investigations that identified millions of dollars in questionable spending by school officials.
STORY: Wright State settles 3-year federal visa investigation for $1M
2. In 2017, a Montgomery County Prosecutor’s Office employee was convicted of stealing nearly $90,000 from the county.
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3. Dayton prosecutors in 2017 declined to charge anyone after 19 golf carts were potentially stolen from a city-owned golf course and membership funds were never deposited.
STORY: No charges from golf course thefts
4. A Montgomery County Environmental Services Department employee was convicted in 2016 of stealing more than $12,000 collected for water bills, causing some residents to be notified that their water service would be shut off.
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5. A former Dayton law department executive secretary was sentenced in 2015 to five years in prison for a check cashing scheme that cost the city more than $365,000 and included numerous accomplices.
STORY: Ex-Dayton employee sentenced in check-cashing scheme
6. Clark County Prosecutor Andy Wilson in 2012 said Miami County had a “culture of corruption” after a former county maintenance director and former Troy city councilman was convicted of charges including theft in office.
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7. In 2015, Raleigh Trammell was released from prison after he was convicted in 2012 of stealing public funds from a program providing home-delivered meals to the poor. Trammell's daughter was also convicted of stealing taxpayer money.
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