Candidate For State Treasurer Faces Questions About Past Finances

10/4/18 – 5:30 A.M.

A candidate for state treasurer is facing questions about how he has handled money in the past. The Associated Press reports they’ve found two issues involving Democrat Rob Richardson. In one instance, Hamilton County records show Richardson’s wife at the time accused Richardson of setting up a private bank account to hide a work bonus just before their 2015 divorce.

Court documents also show that someone sued Richardson for breach of contract in a 2004 mortgage deal. Richardson’s campaign says the allegations in both cases are unsubstantiated. Campaign spokesman William Montague said both cases were resolved.

Richardson’s opponent, Robert Sprague, said the cases raise some, “some legitimate questions and concerns considering the office he is seeking.”

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