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Michigan house candidates beat allegedly taking more than $100K from another campaign

Jennifer Suidan, a Democrat running for Michigan state House seat, has been accused of embezzling more than $100,000 from one of the other candidates campaign.

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A Michigan candidate for state representative was asked to, of their own party in their campaign to suspend, after it was accused of the embezzlement of more than 100,000 US dollars, while working at a law firm.

Jennifer Suidan, 34, is the democratic candidate for state House in the 39th district. On Monday, Oakland County Treasurer Andy Meisner is accused of, Suidan, his re-election campaign committee’s record keeper, the “embezzled money” from his campaign.

Suidan “has betrayed my trust and the confidence of all, the expect you to carry out your duties honestly and in accordance with the law,” Meisner said that he withdrew his endorsement of her campaign.

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— Andy Meisner (@Andy Meisner) September 24, 2018

Suidan, allegedly took more than $100,000 from Meisner’s campaign, when she worked with Goodman Acker, a Southfield, Michigan law firm, headquartered in, WJBK-TV reported. Goodman Acker said Suidan’s employment was terminated, and the results were, ” says Oakland County law enforcement.”

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The Oakland County Prosecutor’s Office confirmed the alleged embezzlement was referred to the sheriff’s department for an investigation, but no charges have been filed yet, WXYZ-TV reported.

“The charges against Jennifer Suidan are serious, and the only appropriate response is for you to suspend your campaign and we expect you immediately,” the Michigan Democratic party, said in a statement. “These allegations have no influence or connection to the rest of the candidates, and we remain focused on the issues Michigan families.”

In his statement, Meisner, who is the office of the county Treasurer since 2008, said the stolen money was chest of his campaign and the “no taxpayer resources were affected.”

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According to the Detroit Free Press, Suidan Meisner ‘ s campaign manager in 2012 and 2016. She worked for Goodman Acker, for five years – not as advocate, but in a position where the management of the campaign funds for Meisner and others, the newspaper said. They had allegedly taken a leave of absence from the company to run for office.

Suidan faces Republican Ryan Berman, and libertarian Anthony Croff seat in the General election for the state House. It was largely as a potential pick up for Democrats is limited, as incumbent Rep. Klint Kesto, a Republican, is term -, the Detroit News reported.

Suidan, nor a public statement about the allegations, according to local news agencies. To have your Facebook page seems to be down or private.

Michigan house district 39 includes parts of Oakland County, outside Detroit.

Kaitlyn Schallhorn is a Reporter for Fox News. You can follow her on Twitter: @K_Schallhorn.

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