Former GOP Official Facing Prison Sentence for Child Porn

From the RightOhio blog:

"  ... A major rumor [sic] that has been floating around Republican circles for more than two months is about Shane Ostrowski , former campaign manager for Betty Montgomery’s campaign for [Ohio] Attorney General in 2006. He had worked for the Bush/Cheney 2004 campaign, was the Political Director of the Ohio Republican Party and was once the Executive Director of the Virginia Republican Party. ... "
http://www.rightohio.com/2010/01/25/shane-ostrowski-what-is-the-story/#ixzz0ouZL0YHT 

"Rumor?" ...

Former GOP executive facing prison sentence for child porn

By Jim Siegel | THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH | May 5, 2010

Shane Ostrowski, a former lobbyist and Republican political consultant, is expected to plead guilty this month to possession of child pornography.

The 39-year-old Bexley resident faces up to 10 years in prison for having more than 300 pornographic images. He is expected to plead guilty in federal court May 20 to a bill of information, a court process that allows him to avoid a grand-jury indictment.

Ostrowski's attorney, Ian Friedman, said the sentencing guidelines call for about six to seven years in prison.

"Shane has enough positive qualities, characteristics and life history that we're hopeful the sentence would be even lower than the guideline range," Friedman said.

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