CLEVELAND, OH – Kevin Kelley’s mother served as his campaign treasurer when he campaigned for city council in 2017. She failed to deliver his campaign finance reports within the manner prescribed by Section 3517.10 of the Ohio Revised Code and was not prosecuted like Mitchell Paul was in 1986 by late Prosecuting Attorney John T. Corrigan. Judge Robert Feighan sentenced Paul for filing after 45 days after a general election instead of 38 and he paid a fine. That’s how Section 3517.10 is enforced in all 87 counties but Cuyahoga.
Section 3517.11(d) of the Ohio Revised Code prevented Kelley from “entering” the general election as well as the office of council if he did not fully comply with Section 3517.10. If the second and third highest vote getters complied with Section 3517.10 then it’s they instead of Kelley who should have faced each other in the general election.
Kelley’s campaign treasurer should have been criminally charged for failing to comply with the statutory deadlines. The Board of Elections had no legal authority to issue Kelley a certificate of election or nomination for the campaign finance law violations pursuant to Section 3517.11(d). It’s all written in plain and unambiguous English and “unsuspended” as a general law by the General Assembly of Ohio.
This campaign finance report is evidence of a violation Section 3517.10 of the Ohio Revised Code.Kelley’s a thief who’s stolen, with aid from others, an elected office, a salary, pension and health benefits from Old Brooklyn voters and Cleveland taxpayers. He’s also stolen our money by giving it to Cleveland’s corporate mob in the sham resolutions he’s led council to enact while operating to deprive voters of their voices.
Clevelanders wanted to vote on the $88 million gift to Dan Gilbert for Quicken Loans Arena. We wanted to vote on the size and pay of council whether we agreed with it or not. I didn’t but I wanted to campaign against it. We didn’t want this criminally obstructive thief leading council to enact every piece of legislation as an “emergency” to avoid public discussions and referendums on all matters of public concern.
I, personally, filed a criminal complaint against Kelley for his violations of Cleveland’s charter, ordinances and state general laws when he obstructed Clerk of Council Pat Britt from receiving petitions containing the signatures of 22,000 Clevelanders who wanted a referendum on the Quicken Loans money. When I thought of Kelley’s obstruction, and Rev. Jawanza Colvin’s later treachery, all I could think of was my 1890’s born Arkansas Grandfather – a man whose grandparents were born into slavery in that state – dying before he could vote for the first time in 1960.
Not with me living in Cleveland was a Kelley going to thwart the will of thousands of the city’s voters without a fucking fight from my Grandfather’s progeny against this un-American’s Jim Crow-minded evil. From my perspective any American Negro backing him is as much a sellout as the Africans who sold some of my ancestors into slavery. It’s not Kelley’s skin tone but his un-American spirit that is offensive. He hasn’t sacrificed anything for America. He’s “taken” from our nation.
One of his fellow Democrats, retired Judge Ronald Adrine, wrote a 12-page opinion of my criminal complaint instead of simply forwarding it to the municipal prosecutor without his added words as Section 2935.09 and 2935.10 required him to do. Kelley had no legal authority as the President of Council to negotiate an agreement with the Cavaliers for the mayor to sign. Mayor Frank Jackson had no legal authority to delegate the “administrative” authority of the director of law to the president of council. Adrine’s opinion wasn’t worth the paper he typed it on. The statutes for “dereliction of duty” didn’t need his interpretation from a ruling that came from his opinion of evidence he had never seen nor sought to review.
The complaint was never acted on by Jackson’s “protect Kelley at all costs” chief prosecuting attorney and director of law … Barbara Langhenry. The same facts I presented in the criminal complaint were forwarded as a civil mandamus to the Supreme Court of Ohio by an attorney. The state’s judges declared Kelley’s acts exceeded the authority of the president of council and a municipal legislator just like I had shared with Jackson’s prosecuting attorney. Kelley survived because the city’s chief law enforcement officer protected his boy instead of enforcing our nation’s constitutions and laws.
If Justin Bibb wants to correct a wrong he’ll establish a unit in the prosecutor’s office to accept criminal complaints from citizens against police, prosecutors and any other official who evidence exists has violated a law. There’s already civilian oversight with the mayor, council, courts, civil service commission and unenforced general laws like R.C. 2935.09 and 2935.10 of the Revised Code. Adrine would have served justice had he simply obeyed the two state laws as instructed.
Here’s the one vote Kelley didn’t have a problem placing on the ballot. It was a raise for city council that was tied to the highest raise they vote to give a labor union. Ohio laws instruct that wages shall not be changed during a term in office. That’s in Section 731.07 of the Ohio Revised Code and it includes adjusting wages up or down. Kelley’s vote was to line his own pockets. He’s operated as if the Oath of Office is a mere formality instead of a sacred vow.
The examples above are just some of the evidence of crimes Kelley has been involved in as part of his 16-year legacy of public office abuse. This dude’s so insidious he orchestrated a scheme to replace an impaired Mamie Mitchell with Blaine Griffin. Mitchell was in an age-related mental state of health where her seat should have been vacated … statutorily. Kelley “elderly abused” her like Joseph Biden’s being “elderly abused” by his immigrant “handlers” in the White House.
Mitchell was preparing to campaign for re-election when she was “told” to sign a letter that ended up being a resignation and a recommendation for Griffin. She didn’t know Griffin and has told friends Kelley tricked her. So many of the acts Kelley describes as “official” to “get things done” have no basis in law. Griffin is quick to say he doesn’t know anything about it. Kelley easily throws Colvin under the bus when he defends his role in the Quicken Loans referendum obstruction. Every criminal has an excuse.
The United States Department of Defense prevented former Ward 1 councilman Terrell Pruitt from serving on council while on active duty. Kelley forwarded and caused council to vote on legislation Pruitt violated federal armed forces laws to sponsor while he was serving our armed forces. Kelley never served our nation in the armed forces so he has no clue or regard for his aiding Pruitt in violating military laws. He was silent about both Jeffrey Johnson and Basheer Jones living outside Cleveland while casting illegal votes on council and stealing wages and benefits from the city’s taxpayers.
As he’s judged by the company he keeps aside from Jones, one of Kelley’s backers is ex-Cuyahoga county executive Edward Fitzgerald. He’s the politician who drove around the state in a county car without a drivers license. His license had been expired for 10 years. He’s also the Irish Catholic supremacist who didn’t hire anyone but Irish Catholic males as members of his cabinet. Mark Parks and Andrea Rocco weren’t hired until after I exposed Fitzgerald’s racist hiring practices in the Tattler.
Imagine Fitzgerald hiring a county auditor and treasurer who lived in Upper Arlington, Ohio and commuted here to work. Wade Steen. He even hired Columbus’ former president of council, Richard Sensenbrenner, and a coroner from Connecticut, Thomas Gilson. Gilson hadn’t been licensed to practice medicine in Ohio for over 19 years and this state’s laws required a two year prior license before the carpet bagger could hold the medical examiner or coroner’s office.
Oh yes. And there’s the married Fitzgerald’s famous tryst in the back seat of a car with a married alien visitor from Ireland in a Metropark. Don’t forget his claim to be the “Second Most Powerful Man in Ohio” while campaigning for governor from the county administration building in violation of the Hatch Act. Kelley’s friend.
Between Campbell and Jackson’s administration, and three federal investigations and warnings about the city’s racistly violent police, there have been over 160 humans killed by law enforcement officers. Kelley stood with the “blue” boys and girls instead of constitutions and laws when it came to the deaths of Timothy Russell, Malissa Williams; and the late East Cleveland councilwoman Mildred Brewer’s great grandson … Tamir Rice. The unlawful police chases are okay with Kelley. The deaths associated with them are “collateral damage.” This is what his backers are selling.
Clevelanders should consider that to elevate Kelley to the office of mayor would also elevate his known associates. I can see Michael O’Malley returning as Cleveland’s law director. Maybe an Ed Fitzgerald as chief of staff. Clevelanders should observe the lack of resignations coming from Jackson’s top appointees as a sign that should Kelley win they’re good. It’s a sign that for Cleveland city hall not much will change … immediately. American Negro contractors should view more years of Ed Rybka as more years of racist contract awards. Two bid lists exist under Rybka. One for American Negroes and one for Caucasians.
Kelley’s people will want jobs for their support so his promises, now, won’t matter if he wins. Angela Woodson didn’t get shit from Campbell. One token in the cabinet … Rodney Jenkins. James Draper as safety director but under the control of Craig Tame. Anthony Jordan as chief prosecuting attorney but under Asian Indian immigrant Subodh Chandra.
Fitzgerald fired 1000 workers he made false accusations against without due process knowing Timothy McGinty was going to cover for him in the prosecutor’s office for his duty exceeding acts. Think of all the crimes “we” know Fitzgerald committed without even a hint of a criminal investigation or prosecution. And Kenneth Johnson’s getting six years in prison. Fitzgerald has no business in politics and no place in Cleveland city hall.
There’s no part of Kelley that’s right for Cleveland or his future “upward” elevation to any elected office in the city, county or state. He represents everything that’s “un-American” in a politican for the way he’s disregarded our Constitutions, laws and Cleveland’s charter and ordinances while serving on council. By his own well-documented misconduct in office, Kelley has convinced thousands of Clevelanders that they should trust what they already know about him.
I see the same characteristics in Kelley that I saw in recalled and now convicted ex-East Cleveland Mayor Gary Norton. I see Kelley as the next Joe Biden. I see another Jane Campbell. No matter how Kelley tries to sell himself I see no good in him though I know in all God’s creatures there is some good.
What I know from his deeds is that Kelley is not worthy to lead Cleveland.