(WCMH) — New questions have risen during the federal investigation of possible corruption at Columbus City Hall.
A former head of Central Ohio Crime Stoppers said he was pressured by the Mayor Michael Coleman’s campaign manager on where to spend tens of thousands of dollars in public money.
Kevin Miles ran Crime Stoppers for 25 years, but he said he pushed back when he was asked to spend gun buy-back money on ads in Outlook, a magazine for the gay community.
“I had a conversation with the campaign manager and said, ‘Hey, look, this is not right’,” Miles said. “The gay community is not shooting up the city. It’s not where the money needs to go.”
Miles said he was told “the payoff is that this newspaper had supported the mayor, as well as the county commissioners and city council.” http://nbc4i.com/2015/07/13/former-crime-stoppers-leaders-talks-cor...