BioEnterprise Subpoenaed Over MedMart Business

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Well, things continue to go swimmingly at the Global Center for Perpetual Bad Headlines.

Rumors that subpoenas had been served to BioEnterprise, the nonprofit accelerator that had taken over marketing and strategy at the MedMart two years ago, regarding its business at the county-owned facility were confirmed last night by WKYC's Mark Naymik.

BioEnterprise had recently said it would be stepping back from its deal with the board that oversees the Global Center. That, sources have told Scene, was not what actually happened: The Cuyahoga County Convention Facilities Development Corporation was the one who cut ties with BioEnterprise, not the other way around, and the timing lines up with when BioEnterprise apparently gained the attention of public corruption investigators who have been ferreting out issues with the county jail and the county's IT department.

The subpoena, which was also served to the CCFDC, seeks information on billing practices and travel. Specifically, 1) tax records for David Ricco, who worked as a leasing director for the facility; 2) records for a trip by Mark Richey and Tatyana Hover to Pittsburgh for a seminar and whether it had anything to do with the business of the Global Center; 3) records for other trips taken by Mark Richey for which he was reimbursed; and 4) travel for which Mark Richey and Maxwell Richey were reimbursed.



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