Mandel returns funds being checked by FBI

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Mandel returns funds being checked by FBI

Toledo Blade – Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel, the Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, has returned $105,000 in campaign contributions to employees of a northern Ohio direct-marketing firm in response to an FBI investigation.

The money came from 21 donors affiliated with Canton-based Suarez Corporation Industries and has raised questions because many contributors had no record of giving to federal campaigns and some did not appear to have high incomes.

In a letter to the donors, Mr. Mandel’s campaign treasurer, Kathryn Kessler, said the campaign was refunding “any contributions that appear to be under investigation by federal authorities.

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