Consultant sues Wright State for $4.5M in owed compensation

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A consultant whose firm helped secure funding for Wright State University and who was later cleared in an investigation of potential lobbying law violations is suing the Ohio school for $4.5 million in unpaid compensation.

The Dayton Daily News ( ) reports Ron Wine sued Wright State and its research arm, alleging they breached a compensation agreement with him and his company, Ron Wine Consulting Group LLC. The lawsuit says Wine proposed a payment plan to ease the university’s burden in paying, but Wright State refused to make any payment.

Wine also alleges he was paid $2.2 million in performance bonuses but the university stopped paying him after the state lobbying investigation, which cleared him of wrongdoing.

A Wright State spokesman declined to comment on Friday.


Information from: Dayton Daily News,