CLEVELAND –  A Cleveland police officer who was charged with obstructing justice,  tampering with evidence, intimidation of a witness and bribery has been fired from the department. John Hall, a 19-year police veteran, was indicted on the charges in 2013. He was accused of tipping off a grocer that food stamp fraud investigators were about to serve […]

AYER, Mass. – Former Cuyahoga County Auditor Frank Russo may be in failing health and has been moved to a specialized health treatment center in Massachusetts. Russo was serving 22 years on bribery charges at a federal prison in Loretto, Pennysylania  following a massive federal probe that concluded three years ago. has learned Russo […]

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio — Federal marshals officially took over Jimmy Dimora’s house Monday morning. Over the weekend, neighbors told WKYC the Dimora family had moved out. Moving trucks were here a month or two ago and the family came by Saturday to pack up the rest of their things. The former Cuyahoga County Commissioner was convicted […]

  CUYAHOGA COUNTY, OH (WOIO) – The U.S. Supreme Court has denied a request to review the corruption case involving former Cuyahoga County Commissioner Jimmy Dimora. After the ruling, Assistant US Attorneys Ann Rowland and Antoinette Bacon released the following statement: “We are gratified that the Supreme Court declined to hear Mr. Dimora’s appeal, hopefully […]

Darren Wilson (pictured), the Ferguson, Mo.,  police officer who pulled the trigger six times on August 9th, fatally shooting 18-year-old Michael Brown, was reportedly once a member of a Jennings, Mo., police force that was disbanded due to complaints of racism and corruption, according to the Washington Post. RELATED: ‘We Will Not Go Back’ March […]

  CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – Two corrupt former officials of the Richmond Heights Local School District were sentenced to prison Thursday. Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court Judge Shirley Strickland Saffold sentenced Dr. Robert J. Moore, 52, the former district’s former Superintendent of Schools, to 12 months in prison. On April 30, Moore entered a plea […]

  CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – The following statement was released by the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals U.S. Attorney on April 30, 2014, regarding Jimmy Dimora and Michael Gabor’s convictions and sentencing. “This opinion confirms that Dimora and Gabor received fair trials, and the jury’s verdict was supported by overwhelming evidence of their greed and […]

  RICHMOND HEIGHTS, OH (WOIO) – Bond was set Monday afternoon for Richmond Heights School Superintendent Dr. Robert Moore. Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court Judge Steven Gall set the bond at $10,000.   Moore was arrested along with the district’s building and grounds director, Richard Muse, Friday night.   Judge Gall set bond for Muse […]

*Ray Nagin was convicted Wednesday of accepting bribes and free trips from contractors in exchange for helping them secure millions of dollars in city work when he was in mayor of New Orleans. Prosecutors in the federal corruption case alleged Nagin took bribes worth more than $500,000 through various criminal acts – from before Hurricane […]

  BEDFORD, OH (WOIO) – The Law Director of the City of Bedford and a Judge at Bedford Municipal Court have been indicted on charges involving public corruption and prostitution, Cuyahoga County Timothy J. McGinty announced Thursday. Law Director and City Prosecutor Kenneth Schuman has been charged with one count each of Bribery, Unlawful Interest […]

AKRON, Ohio – An FBI agent Tuesday described $40,000 in home improvements performed at the home of former Cuyahoga County Commissioner Jimmy Dimora by a company owned by corruption defendant Michael Forlani. The testimony came during a sentencing hearing for Forlani that could result in eight years in federal prison after Forlani pled gullty to […]

CLEVELAND – Former Cuyahoga County Auditor Frank Russo has arrived at and entered a federal prison in Pennsylvania, where he will begin serving a 22-year sentence on corruption and racketeering charges. Russo has remained free on bond for more than two years after he pleaded guilty and agreed to cooperate with federal prosecutors. A hearing […]