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.