Last year, real-estate developer and art collector Ron Pizzuti opened the doors to the Pizzuti Collection in the Short North, a venue at which to showcase his vast art collection. After purchasing his first piece of art in 1972, he has since amassed more than 1,500 works by artists ranging from Frank Stella to Ai [...]
Congressman Asks Judge To Quash Subpoena For Trial
U.S. Rep. Jim Renacci wants a federal judge in Cleveland to quash a subpoena and prevent him from being called to testify at the trial of a northeast Ohio businessman.
Telemarketing millionaire Ben Suarez is on trial on charges related to violations of federal campaign finance laws, obstruction of justice and witness tampering.
Suarez is accused of donating $100,000 each to Renacci’s 2012 campaign and to the 2012 failed U.S. Senate campaign of Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel in the hope they would help him with a consumer protection complaint against Suarez’s company in California.
Both Republicans returned the donations after learning of an FBI investigation. The two politicians aren’t accused of wrongdoing.
Attorneys for Renacci say the congressman’s testimony isn’t essential to the case.