Two Executives Indicted for Campaign Finance Violations

Posted September 25, 2013 at 2:35pm

Two corporate executives were indicted today for conspiring to violate campaign finance laws by funneling $200,000 in conduit contributions in the 2012 elections.

The U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Ohio announced the indictments of Benjamin Suarez of Canton, Ohio, and Michael Giorgio of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, on one count of conspiracy to violate campaign finance laws, two counts of violations of campaign finance laws, two counts of making false statements, one count of conspiracy to obstruct justice, and one count of obstruction of justice.

The Toledo Blade identified the company as the Suarez Corp., and the U.S. Senate candidate as Republican Josh Mandel (the Ohio state treasurer since 2011) and the U.S. House candidate as GOP Rep. James B. Renacci.

View U.S. attorney’s news release.