July 27, 2018
Mark Miller, a Cincinnati citizen activist and small business owner, found it outrageous that a politician would abuse laws intended to allow churches and other legitimate charities to raise funds, but that clearly prohibit gambling as a political campaign tool.
The raffle is all the more egregious because it appears to have targeted poorer and less sophisticated donors, selling chances for $5.00. It should be clear to anyone seeking to be Ohio’s top cop that the attorney general’s job is to crack down on these illegal schemes, not operate them.
Finney Law Firm has represented clients across the political spectrum in pursuing compliance with campaign finance laws, having represented Republican, Democrat, and Independent candidates before the Ohio Elections Commission.
We look forward to a quick resolution from the Ohio Elections Commission and hope that Dettelbach and the out of state firm hired to operate the raffle are required to disgorge their profits to actual charities in Ohio.
Media contact: Attorney Brian Shrive at (513) 482-9321 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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