A Timeline Of Congressman Jim Renacci and Ben Suarez’s Long Relationship: August 19, 2011

August 19, 2018

In the weeks since the Associated Press first reported on convicted felon Ben Suarez’s new “retribution campaign” boosting Congressman Jim Renacci’s Senate bid, a number of previously unreported details about Renacci and Suarez’s relationship have come to light. Last week, we launched a timeline of key dates in this shady saga – from the $100,000 in illegal campaign contributions that Renacci received, to the federal investigation into those contributions, to the conviction that landed Suarez in prison.

Suarez Timeline Part 4

Today, we are traveling seven years and one day back to August 19, 2011, the day the Toledo Blade first reported on Suarez’s shady donations to Congressman Jim Renacci. Court documents from Suarez’s trial later revealed that Renacci and Suarez exchanged more than 40 phone calls between November 2010 and May 2012, including the calls “in the week before the tens of thousands of dollars in campaign contributions began to arrive” that were the subject of the Blade’s reporting.

Toledo Blade: Canton firm’s workers making unusual donations

Tony Cook – August 19, 2011

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