News
News Home
Quick Bites
Exploradio
News Archive
News Channel
Special Features
NPR
nowplaying
On AirNewsClassical
Loading...
  
School Closings
WKSU Support
Funding for WKSU is made possible in part through support from the following businesses and organizations.

Don Drumm Studios

Greater Akron Chamber

Metro RTA


For more information on how your company or organization can support WKSU, download the WKSU Media Kit.

(WKSU Media Kit PDF icon )


Donate Your Vehicle to WKSU

Programs Schedule Make A Pledge Member BenefitsFAQ/HelpContact Us
Government and Politics


Kasich turns money donated by Ben Suarez over to charity
The decision follows the federal indictment of Suarez and another Suarez Industries executive, accusing them of disguising corporate contributions to Mandel and Renacci campaigns
by WKSU's KABIR BHATIA


Reporter
Kabir Bhatia
 
Benjamin Suarez, founder of Suarez Industries, is accused of raising money for campaigns and then funneling the cash through employees and associates.
Courtesy of WKSU
Download (WKSU Only)
In The Region:

Gov. John Kasich is donating campaign contributions from an indicted businessman.  The move comes shortly after Kasich’s opponent – Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald – asked the governor to return the funds.

(Click image for larger view.)

North Canton businessman Benjamin Suarez was indicted Wednesday, accused of using his employees to disguise nearly $200,000 in contributions to the political campaigns of Congressman Jim Renacci and Senate candidate Josh Mandel. 

The indictment does not include the $22,000 in contributions to Gov. John Kasich's campaign. But, according to Cleveland.com, Kasich decided today to turn the money over to the Ohio chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness.

The decision followed pressure by Kasich's Democratic opponent in the 2014 gubernatorial campaign, Ed FitzGerald.
Both Renacci and Mandel returned their contributions months ago.

The 72-year-old Suarez allegedly recruited people to make contributions in their names, and then had his direct-marketing firm's financial officer reimburse them through payments disguised as salaries and profit-sharing.

When word of the investigation broke in 2012, Suarez told the Repository in Canton that FBI agents were terrorizing his employees.          

Add Your Comment
Name:

Location:

E-mail: (not published, only used to contact you about your comment)


Comments:




 
Page Options

Print this page

E-Mail this page / Send mp3

Share on Facebook




Stories with Recent Comments

HOF's Canton expansion could take an island and make it a village
I live in the block from Broad St to the Hall of Fame and will be impacted by the expansion. I am in the process of selling my home and planned to long before i...

Cleveland redeploys police to replace rejected red-light traffic cameras
Periodic rotational enforcement without warning does NOT change behavior and the city officials know that. This is the basis of all officer-run enforcement trap...

New enrollment period offers more insurance options
The removal of federal funding for healthcare CO-OPs may limit the growth of the CO-OP movement. http://www.healthcaretownhall.com/?p=6381

The family of Boardman vet killed in Vietnam receives his medals
My name is Mike Eisenbraun. I am Larry's brother. I was 14 years old when Larry was killed in Vietnam. He has been gone for 46 years but it seems like yester...

Cleveland seniors are creating new wealth -- and facing new challenges
Why is anyone surprised that we people over 65 are not retiring? If you have been paying attention, defined company funded pensions were phasing out in the eigh...

Ohio company cuts off a dairy supplier after allegations of animal abuse
these people should be held accountable for their actions. i would be more than pleased to see a year or more behind bars. i will NEVER eat anything that comes ...

Goodyear recruits thousands of vets
What a wonderful interview! Excellent reporting skills by a talented young reporter! I look forward to hearing more from Ms. Schley!

Ohio Democratic Party begins the rebuilding process
I agree 100% with Sen. Brown. I think it is absolutely critical for the Democratic Party in Ohio to engage in the long, tedious, hard task of re-building from t...

They're talking again in the Macedonia bridge dispute
Norfolk Southern says the Ledge road bridge meets regulations for train traffic, however it was built as an overpass for a roadway and/or farm usage. I think t...

Cleveland City Council to consider transgender public restroom law
this is sick. I do not want my daughter in the same bathroom as a perverted 45 year old man. this proposed legislation could seriously damage the security of ch...

Copyright © 2014 WKSU Public Radio, All Rights Reserved.

 
In Partnership With:

NPR PRI Kent State University

listen in windows media format listen in realplayer format Car Talk Hosts: Tom & Ray Magliozzi Fresh Air Host: Terry Gross A Service of Kent State University 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. NPR Senior Correspondent: Noah Adams Living on Earth Host: Steve Curwood 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. A Service of Kent State University