The Sixth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati has rejected the appeal of the conviction of North Canton businessman Ben Suarez.
The court rejected arguments by attorneys for the 73-year-old billionaire telemarketing magnate that their client did not receive a fair trial. Suarez was sentenced to 15 months in prison for trying to change a witness' testimony in his trial on charges of making illegal donations of 100 thousand dollars each to the 2012 campaigns of Republican Ohio Congressman Jim Renacci and the failed U.S. Senate bid of Republican Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel. Suarez hoped the politicians would help him with a business-related civil matter in California.