Medina County Treasurer John Burke
Posted in the Medina Forum
#1 Sep 30, 2012
We have a crisis in our Medina County treasurerís office.
The treasurer has two main jobs Ė collect the taxes and invest the countyís money. Yet under treasurer John Burke our tax delinquencies have skyrocketed over 70% since 2008. Investment income is down over 80% since 2007. Worse, while all other county officials have reduced spending over 9% since 2006, John Burke has actually increased his spending by over 10% during this same time frame.
All of us in Medina County look at Cuyahoga County and wonder how that happened. But John Burke was convicted of tax fraud and filed personal bankruptcy, owing over $600,000, and we returned him to office. Shame on us.
His public record is now clear. If we return him to office we deserve what we get. Donít allow that to happen. This November say Bye Bye Burke. Itís the best thing for Medina County.
Medina County Auditor
#2 Oct 1, 2012
I am disappointed with you Mike Kovack, for shame, you come on here and try to set the record straight on our treasurer and you don't even tell the shady story as to why Burke's expenses went up when everyone else's went down? You don't even tell the story of Chief Lieawatha over there in full indian head dress driving his county van? I don't see anything on the hundreds of thousands of our tax dollars that he mistakenly sent to a boot company in Texas, what gives? Or is that for the next installment of Bye Bye Burke?
#3 Oct 12, 2012
Actually I erred in my initial comments. John Burke was indicted on six felony counts of filing false tax returns. He pled guilty to lesser charges.
#4 Oct 15, 2012
I really didn't believe it, but....it's all there. How sad, actually.
#5 Oct 16, 2012
Oh, it's worse thatn you think. Burke is a Tea Partier who supported SB5 last year to take away the rights of teachers and police. How come I've never heard of this guy before?
#6 Oct 17, 2012
This is some of his old stuff, but they're classics now! You can't make this stuff up. Throw this bum Burke out of office.
Cloverleaf Schools lose thousands of dollars due to treasurerís late tax bills
Medina County Treasurer John Burke files personal bankruptcy
Burke never reported tax fraud Ė he bought the business instead
Treasurer John Burkeís office miswires hundreds of thousands of dollars
Medina County Treasurer avoids jail term by pleading guilty to tax crimes
#7 Oct 21, 2012
If you have any doubts, this letter pretty much lays out the case against John Burke Medina County Treasurer
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