Among other things the committee covered travel expenses of $8,157 so Patterson and Arab American business leaders could attend a Dykema marketing event in Washington, D.C.
In September 2004, Dykema Gossett PLLC launched a Mideast Practice Initiative.
During 2004 & 2005, Shoha was Chair of County Executive Administrative Account, the 527 Committee which was apparently a receptacle for corporate contributions used to cover various expenses for Patterson, Oakland County's Executive. It should be noted that during 2005, Shoha was also registered as a D.C. lobbyist for Oakland County.
- (1) Action Strategies, Inc., affiliated with Daniel Aronoff and the Landon Companies; and
(2) Fried Saperstein Abbatt PC, a law firm headed by Aronoff's outside counsel Harold Fried.
What's more, the Aronoff affiliate Action Strategies, Inc. contributed nearly three times more to the 527 Committee for Patterson than any other donor. Others who contributed included Dick and Elizabeth DeVos, Detroit Edison Company and Quicken Loans.