Shamed Into Returning $105k After Investigation Became Public, Josh Mandel Has Repeatedly Refused To Answer Key Questions About FBI Probe Of Shady Campaign Cash
COLUMBUS, OHIO – Time certainly isn’t a concern for Ohio’s absentee Treasurer Josh Mandel. He made time on Monday to blow off work for a “5-hour fundraising blitz” with “D.C.’s top lobbyists.” After opposing the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act, he found time yesterday to arrogantly attack the Paycheck Fairness Act, a badly-needed law that would make it easier for women to receive equal pay to men. At tonight’s two campaign fundraisers, will he find time to answer key questions about the FBI investigation of his donors?
Here are key questions Josh Mandel has repeatedly refused to answer since being shamed into returning $105k in allegedly illegal campaign contributions only after the FBI investigation of his campaign donors became public:
When did Josh Mandel first learn about the FBI investigation of his tainted campaign cash?
Why didn’t Josh Mandel return the money as soon as he was contacted by the FBI?
Did Josh Mandel solicit the donations at the center of the FBI probe, as Suarez Corp. Pres. Ben Suarez has stated?
“While he’s traveling between tonight’s lavish campaign fundraisers, Josh Mandel owes it to Ohioans to finally come clean by stating exactly when he first learned about the FBI investigation of his shady campaign cash, why he didn’t immediately return the money that day and whether or not he solicited the contributions which prompted a federal probe,” said Ohio Democratic Party spokesman Andrew Zucker. “Josh Mandel’s flat-out refusal to answer critical questions about the ongoing FBI investigation of more than $100,000 in allegedly illegal campaign contributions he appears to have solicited is proof that he has something to hide and that he’s just another politician Ohioans can’t trust.”
TODAY: Wednesday, June 6
Ohio State Treasurer Josh Mandel,
Still Avoiding Questions About FBI Investigation
More Lavish Campaign Fundraisers
2480 Stonehaven Place
Upper Arlington, OH 43015
5711 Twin Lakes Court
Westerville, OH 43082
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