FAIRNESS OF SEEMING DISPARATE TREATMENT
SUAREZ CORPORATIONS INDUSTRIES OFFICIALS
AS COMPARED TO
UPDATED: 09:45 AM
On October 22nd, the United States of America filed a "superseding" indictment against Stark County businessman Benjamin Suarez, his company Suarez Corporation Industries, Inc. and a company official alleging violations of federal election laws.
The original indictment, filed on about September 25, 2013 did not name the company. The SCPR has already dealt with that original filing.
DaVila as to whether or not the seemingly disparate treatment between how the feds are treating Suarez and the executives of another area company; namely, the Diebold Corporation.
DaVila is an interesting story in and of himself.
He has a history of being a fighter extraordinaire for whatever cause he decides to take on.
Out there on the Internet, there are a number of stories which show some of his storied history.
It appears that as a consequence of some legal difficulties he experienced, he resigned his right to practice law with the Ohio Supreme Court.
In recent years, it seems that he has resumed his activism but this time in commenting on various stories that show up in the headlines of area publications, and, he is known to contribute to the political campaigns of various Stark County political and governmental figures seeking election or reelection.
A comment (of DaVila) of particular note appeared in the comments section of a Repository piece (New federal indictment names Suarez business SCI, Shane Hoover, October 23rd).
The SCPR for one thinks DaVila raises an interesting point.
A point, more or less, raised by The Report some three years ago when it appeared to me that the Stark County prosecutor's office dealt unfairly with Marlboro police chief Ron Devies and his son Kyle when Prosecutor John Ferrero obtained felony indictments for what seemed to me to have been on matters that consituted a misunderstanding between the Devies' and the-then set of Marlboro Township trustees.
Due to the efforts of able criminal defense attorneys Jeff Jakimedes and Richard Reinbold (a former Stark County Court of Common Pleas judge) and the judicially schooled and disciplined mind of Judge V. Lee Sinclair (Stark County Court of Common Pleas; now retired) the Devies father and son were done justice in Sinclair's sustaining the defense attorneys' motion to dismiss.
In prior blogs, I have written thusly of Ferrero and Sinclair:
That he [Ferrero] exercised poor judgment in carrying the case to prosecution was validated in the opinion of the SCPR when Judge Lee Sinclair sustained defense counsel's (Jakmides and Reinbold) motion to dismiss. This folks is about a close as one can get to a legal slam dunk.
But let me hasten to add that the SCPR's cite to the Devies case is not to equate it to the Suarez matter.
to get his side of the story out there in the media.
It is however one thing to be contending with the Stark County prosecutor and quite another in having to up against the federal government.
But it does not hurt to have a tenacious Ed DaVila in your corner either in the sense of raising "fairness questions" in light the Diebold result.