Salina Candidate Issues "Community Alert"
KSAL Staff - Fri 12:42 PM 09/28/2012
The Democrat candidate running for a seat in the Kansas House of Representatives 69th District Friday issued what he calls a "Community Alert" about his Republican opponent.
Democrat Gary Swartzendruber is running against Republican J.R. Claeys for the seat.
At a media conference Friday morning Swartzendruber said that the community needs to be aware that Claeys was "busted by the Federal Trade Commission and ordered to cease and desist his Washington DC Tested Green business fraud". He says the FTC reported that the fraud included false advertising, marketings, and sale of environmental certifications at www.testedgreen.com from February of 2009 through April 2010.
According to Swartzendruber, Claeys "managed to swindle 139 actual victims before the FTC shut him down" by selling worthless certificates falsely indicating that the purchasing businesses were using green practices.
Swartzendruber went on to say that Claeys does not take responsibility for the fraud, "instead blaming a partner who he refuses to name".
Swartzendruber challenges Claeys to among other things, name the "mystery partner".