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Paula Brooks keeps some interesting company.

The recent story about State Senator Capri Cafaro’s legal issues has actually created an intriguing situation for 12th Congressional District candidate Paula Brooks.

First, the situation with Cafaro:

John ”JJ” Cafaro, former vice president of the mall and property development firm, the Cafaro Co., faces a federal charge in connection to the 2004 U.S. congressional bid of his daughter and now state Sen. Capri Cafaro.

And according to his attorney, Cafaro, who’s found himself in hot water with federal authorities before, will plead guilty to the charge that was filed on Monday.

Prosecutors say Cafaro caused an official with his daughter’s congressional campaign to file a misleading Federal Elections Commission report incorrectly listing a contribution of only $2,000, when, in fact, Cafaro had contributed an additional $10,000 loan to the unnamed staffer for the campaign.


[Cafaro] said that the unnamed staffer was B.J. Schuerger, who managed her campaign and whom she met at the 2000 Democratic National Convention in Los Angeles. Schuerger did not work on any other of her campaigns, she said.

B.J. Schuerger, eh? Why does that name sound familiar?

Ah, I remember.

Then there’s this guy.

That name sounds familiar, too.

Ohhhhh yeahhhhh. This is why:

Strickland’s appointee/pimp?!?!

So what do Robert Eric McFadden, the disgraced former Strickland administration official caught promoting a 17-year-old prostitute online and B.J. Schuerger, the political operative named in a federal election money laundering scheme, have in common?

They were both high-level operatives for Paula Brooks from Upper Arlington; in addition B.J. Schuerger was even the Senior Law Clerk at Brooks Law Firm–Brooks & Logan in Upper Arlington, Ohio.
Considering her track record, it makes you wonder what else may be out there.

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