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Democratic Michigan House Candidate Accused of Embezzling Over $100K from Campaign

By |2018-09-26T14:24:11-04:00September 26th, 2018|Michigan, News|

In midst of her campaign to represent Oakland County’s 39th House District, Michigan House of Representatives candidate Jennifer Suidan was told drop out of her race by state party officials after being accused of embezzling over $100,000. In a report by WXYZ-TV it was said that the Democratic candidate was subsequently terminated from her position at the Goodman Acker law firm. The firm handles funds for several Democratic candidates. The accusations against Suidan were made by Oakland County Treasurer Andy Meisner, who said in a public statement that he noticed “irregularities regarding my campaign committee Andy Meisner for County Treasurer.”
“I immediately notified law enforcement to make sure that this egregious behavior be brought to light and that justice be served,” read the statement. “I have full faith in the authorities and am confident that a thorough and complete investigation is being conducted.”
Meisner went on to say that the misappropriation of money “relates solely” to his campaign committee and that “no taxpayer resources were affected.”
Currently, the case is being investigated by local law enforcement.

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