FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CHARDON, OHIO – Geauga County Auditor Charles E. Walder announces his victory in a federal court case filed by two employees of the Geauga County Juvenile and Probate Court. In Case Number 21-cv-01112, United States District Judge James S. Gwin found in favor of Auditor Walder and dismissed the case.
“[E]xposing corrupt use of public funds is a matter of public concern,” wrote Judge Gwin. “[Walder’s] policy requiring additional verification before public funds are spent is more likely to prevent public corruption than to promote it.”
Auditor Walder assures the people of Geauga County that he will continue to fight against public corruption in Geauga County.
“I will continue to implement anti-corruption measures to protect your money,” Auditor Walder said. “Public officials and employees must be accountable for spending public money.”
Auditor Walder believes in transparency and accountability for those abusing their public positions, “Anything else breeds corruption and abuse.”