Former bailiff found guilty in bribery case

Damon Ridley
Damon Ridley

Posted by Trina Edwards - email

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - A former Common Pleas bailiff for Hamilton County was found guilty Tuesday on one count of attempted bribery.

Damon Ridley, 39, was indicted last May on one count of Theft in Office, Bribery, and Attempted Bribery.

He was found guilty only of the attempted bribery charge.

The charges came after police say Ridley 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.

He faces 18 months behind bars when he is sentenced April 15.

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