UPDATE: OH Sec of State Confirms: TeaParty Rep. Andrew Brenner & Wife Running Company illegally | THE POLITICUS

UPDATE: OH Sec of State Confirms: TeaParty Rep. Andrew Brenner & Wife Running Company illegally

Last week, Tea Party Rep. Andrew Brenner and his wife published "Was Sandy Hook a Hoax Designed to Advance Gun Control Laws? through their alleged publishing company, BrennerBrief.

Tea Party Rep. Andrew Brenner and his wife both tweeted that BrennerBrief is a company with "" they own and operate in Ohio and they claim it is registered "under an LLC." But that is not true ... it is a lie. As per Ohio Secretary of State BrennerBrief is not registered under an LLC or anything else for that matter.  BrennerBrief started in June 2012 as

To verify the premise of this story: Rep. Brenner & his wife are running a company illegally in Ohio, I contacted two separate women at the Ohio Secretary of State.  Both women confirm that BrennerBrief is not now, and never has been, registered to do business in Ohio and, according to the OH SoS office, "by law, Ohio Statute 1329, every business, no matter the size, must register with the Secretary of State in order to do business legally in Ohio." Therefore, "the company [BrennerBrief] is operating illegally in Ohio."  

Since BrennerBrief is not registered to do business in Ohio, as far as Ohio is concerned BrennerBrief does not exist. Therefore, BrennerBrief is not a "private business" and not a "private LLC" and not a "private company" operating in Ohio.

There is proof that Rep. Brenner is actively involved with BrennerBrief as Rep. Brenner publishes articles through BrennerBrief. There are no legal documents for BrennerBrief, so there is absolutely no proof that Rep. Andrew Brenner is not actively involved with BrennerBrief.

Rep. Andrew Brenner is accountable to the public - he's a public servant. The media & his constituents have a right to know and Rep. Brenner must answer:

* Why Rep. Brenner never registered BrennerBrief with the Ohio Secretary of State as required by Ohio law?

* Does BrennerBrief have an Employer Identification Number (EIN)?

* Does Rep. Brenner get paid for submitting/published articles?

* If Rep. Brenner does get paid, does Rep. Brenner list that income on a Financial Disclosure Form?

* Does BrennerBrief pay Worker's Compensation for their "60 paid writers" as required by Ohio State Law?

After being told the Ohio Secretary of State confirms that BrennerBrief is not registered with any LLC, including but not limited to Mrs. Brenner's 2009 LLC,

* Why do Rep. Brenner & his wife continue to falsely claim BrennerBrief is registered through her "2009 LLC" (see below for their emails/tweets on that)?

As a reminder of Ohio Tea Party Rep. Andrew Brenner(R) published story last week he and/or his wife, Sara Maria Eichenberger Brenner used their 'company,' BrennerBrief to publish a vile online story titled: "Was Sandy Hook a Hoax Designed to Advance Gun Control Laws?" The story promoted a psychotic, paranoid, delusional conspiracy theory that mocked the murder of 5 year old & 6 year old children & teachers who were murdered as they tried desperately to protect the children ... it was a smack in the face to their loved ones.

Rep. Brenner is engaging in corrupt business activities so it is very important that the media & Rep. Brenner's constituents ask Rep. Brenner about this.

UPDATE:
8:52 AM PT:

Ohio Secretary of State just sent an email stating



9:39 AM (2 hours ago)

"BrennerBrief is currently available in our files. Please be advised that this is just a preliminary search and we cannot guarantee that the name will still be available at the time you file paperwork to secure that

name
."

XXXXXXX [I am withholding the name for now]

Project Specialist

Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted

180 E. Broad St., 16th Floor

Columbus, OH 43215

Telephone: 614.644.7456"

[same update below]

hmmm .... "BrennerBrief is currently available.." Meaning, BrennerBrief is not registered to do business in Ohio at the time that email was sent. So, for around $25.00 anyone of us can own the name "BrennerBrief."