Criminal indictments handed down today by a Federal grand jury over campaign donations collected by Canton's Benjamin Suarez and his company's chief financial officer, Michael Giorgio.
In addition to charges relating to illegal use of corporate money in support of political campaigns, conspiracy and obstruction of justice for political cash worth at least $100,000 dollars in 2012.
The indictment charges the men used their position to get company workers to write campaign donations which would be repaid by the company.
Suarez is a major contributor to mostly Republican candidates; while neither candidate is specifically named in the indictments he supported both Wadsworth Congressman Jim Renacci and Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel, who sought to unseat incumbent U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown.
A copy of the indictment is listed in the attachment section at the bottom of this story.