Louisville, KY - Today, Councilwoman Angela Leet called on Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer to return donations from Tim Longmeyer and James Sullivan. Sullivan was convicted yesterday on federal bribery charges, a case in which Longmeyer has already been convicted and is serving time in federal prison. According to the KY Registry of Election Finance, both Longmeyer and Sullivan are donors to Greg Fischer.
"Fischer has accepted money from people who have bribed elected officials, accepted illegal campaign contributions, and used their positions to get kickbacks, all at the taxpayer's expense. Unless he condones this type of behavior, Fischer should immediately return the dirty money from Tim Longmeyer and James Sullivan that helped him get elected," said Councilwoman Angela Leet. "Each day that he sits on the sidelines, he is endorsing this type of illegal, unethical behavior."
Longmeyer admitted to accepting hundreds of thousands of dollars from a consulting firm in exchange for awarding state contracts to the firm. The Kentucky Executive Branch Ethics Commission found him guilty of 45 violations of state government's code of ethics. He was sentenced to nearly 6 years in prison in the federal bribery case. Sullivan, a Democrat lobbyist, will be sentenced on Sept 6 and faces up to 10 years in prison. Fischer has accepted campaign contributions from both Longmeyer and Sullivan.