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Auditor Releases Inventory of Last Week’s Raids

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Auditor of State’s office released the inventory of what it discovered last week when it executed search warrants at four locations in Boardman and Canfield, including the home of city Finance Director David Bozanich and a woman reported to be his girlfriend.

Speculation has centered around a potential link between Thursday’s visits by investigators and records being seized in March from the offices of NYO Property Group and its owner, Dominic Marchionda.

Investigators Thursday took 13 items at 4355 Devonshire Drive, Boardman, identified as the residence of Panzy Eldridge. These included various financial, loan and tax records belonging to Bozanich, two computers and two tablet devices. The only items seized at 7842 Walnut St., Unit B., identified as Bozanich’s residence, were photographs and a safe.

Also listed in the inventory, but not taken, was an attorney/client file at the Devonshire address.

The investigators – representing the offices of the state auditor, Ohio attorney general, the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation and the Mahoning County sheriff’s department – also seized items from the residence and the office, both in Canfield, of Steve Garea last Thursday.

Items seized from Garea’s office, as described on the inventory sheet, included a paper showing a payment breakdown and correspondence “alleging fraud” at B&B Construction, a firm that has worked with NYO on projects in the past, as well as other documents related to the firm.

Also taken from the office were financial records; files for the Flats at Wick and Wick Tower, two NYO Property Group projects; various financial records and tax documents, including bank statements and deposit receipts; four computers and several data storage devices; and items including a 2012 appointment calendar and phone message book.

The inventory of items taken from Garea’s residence includes $66,700 cash in $50 and $100 bills; additional tax records; and three computers, a tablet device, a backup hard drive and several data storage devices.

Garea and Bozanich did not return calls by The Business Journal. The office of state Auditor David Yost also did not respond to a request for comment.

BACKGROUND
July 6, 2017: State Serves Warrants at Bozanich Home, 3 Other Sites
March 17, 2017: Agents Searching NYO, Marchionda’s Home Refuse to Provide Search Warrants
March 17, 2017: BCI, Sheriff Raid NYO Office, Marchionda’s Home
Jan. 16, 2016: City Provides Records of Marchionda Grant Payments
Jan. 7, 2016: Marchionda Fights Subpoenas for Records of City Grants

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.