We've already established that Jean Schmidt had dealings with Thomas Noe through the Ohio Board of Regents. However, it appears that Schmidt may also be connected through other channels. Here's what I've been able to find out so far. Links and additional details later. I've got to go out now, so I'm putting these tangatlizing fragments up in the hopes that other bloggers will investigate these leads further. Distributed processing is power!
Jean Schmidt's campaign manager is Brett Bureck. Bureck is married to Jessica "Scottie" May, the Vice President of Hicks Partners consulting. Scottie testified before a Grand Jury last year in connection with Thomas Noe and Coingate. The photograph, above, shows Scottie and her husband Brett at the Toledo courthouse where the grand jury was held.
Brian Hicks runs Hicks Partners. The Bush/Cheney team hired Hicks Partners to coordinate the now-notrorious 2003 luncheon with President Bush addressed the party faithful the Hyatt Recency in Columbus, Ohio. That fundraiser, at which Noe was a "table sponsor" netted $1.4 million for the Bush/Cheney reelection war chest.
Brian Hicks is also under investigation for "renting" Thomas Noe's home in Florida for a fraction of market rates.