E-Mails Show Franklin Co. Prosecutor Wants To Investigate Canceled Drug Sting

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The Franklin County Prosecutor wants to investigate the possible obstruction of justice by officials during a canceled sting at the Governor's Residence.

E-mails obtained by 10 Investigates show that Ron O'Brien's office would like to conduct interviews to determine whether public safety officials obstructed the Inspector General's investigation, 10 Investigates' Paul Aker reported on Monday.

Prosecutors are doing the follow up instead of the Inspector General's office because Gov. Ted Strickland accused the IG of filing a biased report.

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The report found the governor's aides lied and were part of a cover-up to spare Strickland political embarrassment after a sting at his Bexley residence was canceled in January.

Prosecutors would not say who they have interviewed.

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