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Company Owned By Convicted GOP Ohio Businessman Wants To Attack Democrats

Jun 20, 2018

Ben Suarez
Credit cleveland.com

The North Canton telemarketing company whose Republican owner Ben Swarez was convicted in a campaign finance probe has organized employees and suppliers in a retaliatory effort to bring down two prominent Ohio Democrats. 

A memo obtained by the Associated Press details The Justice Association LLC's plans for legal and political attacks against U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown and Attorney General nominee Steven Dettelbach. The month-old association is offering "rewards" of up to 100 thousand dollar for evidence it could use to bring class-action racketeering claims against the Obama-era Justice Department. Suarez Corporation Industries is behind the effort. Ben Swarez went to prison for witness tampering following a 2014 investigation led by Dettelbach into contributions made to two Republican candidates - Josh Mandel and Brown's opponent, Jim Renacci.