From the local files of corrupt Republicans:
Joseph Ruscigno, former Butler County Republican Party finance chairman and husband of failed county commission candidate Rawnica Dillingham, pleaded guilty this week to a federal tax obstruction charge.
In federal court Wednesday, Ruscigno admitted trying to cheat the Internal Revenue Service out of back taxes owed by Fitch Reporting, Inc. - the West Chester-based court reporting business he owned with his ex-wife, Jane Fitch.
Ruscigno, along with another person, had agreed to pay the IRS $1,500 per week. But shortly after the deal was made in June 2007, he tried to drop the payments by submitting a false profit-and-loss statement for the company.
You may recognize his wife’s name as I have mentioned her before. Rawnica is currently in a legal battle for violating the city ordinance banning adult entertainment. Her and Joe own a local bar that got raided during an exotic show back in February. This is the kind of Republican values we just love to hear about!
Oh and let me also mention that they are both from the same local GOP party as John Boehner. Just had to throw that one in there.