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Former bailiff indicted on theft and bribery charges

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CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters announced the indictment of a former Common Pleas Bailiff on several felony charges on Thursday.

Former Hamilton County Common Pleas Bailiff Damon Ridley is charged with one count of Theft in Office, Bribery, and Attempted Bribery. He could face eight years in prison if he is convicted on all three charges.

According to the Prosecutor, Ridley is charged because of events that happened during May of 2008 while he was employed with the county. While Riley was a bailiff, police say he took money from a criminal defendant in order to guarantee a certain sentence and also tried to extort more money from the same person for a lesser sentence.

His responsibilities as a bailiff included setting the judge's calendar and managing the criminal docket.

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