Here is what I’m referring to.
Elliott became popular in Cherokee County after contributing several thousands of dollars to local and state politicians. He also opened and co-owned several businesses including Benni’s Chophouse, Benni’s Little Italy and Benni’s Flowers.
He co-hosted a $2,000-per-plate campaign fundraiser for Gov. Sonny Perdue before the 2006 election and presented the governor with a check for $100,000. During his speech at the event, Perdue told the audience that Elliott who was an up-and-coming young Republican.
Bert Brantley, a spokesman for Perdue, said the governor didn’t personally know Elliott, and attended the event that he said was organized by Perdue’s supporters.
The Elliott is Ben Elliott who has just been indicted by the Feds for wire fraud and money laundering.