Tuesday, December 3 2013 10:25 AM EST2013-12-03 15:25:51 GMT
Jimmy Dimora and Frank Russo are back in Federal prison after weeks of interrogation by County Prosecutor's. Like 19 Action News on Facebook for the latest news, weather, sports and giveaways. CopyrightFull Story >
Jimmy Dimora and Frank Russo are back in Federal prison after weeks of interrogation by Cuyahoga County Prosecutors.Full Story >
Thursday, November 7 2013 10:44 PM EST2013-11-08 03:44:10 GMT
19 Action News found just how much it's costing Cuyahoga County taxpayers to hold convicted County Commissioners Jimmy Dimora and Frank Russo. The cost has now topped $10,000. Dimora and Russo bothFull Story >
19 Action News found just how much it's costing Cuyahoga County taxpayers to hold convicted County Commissioners Jimmy Dimora and Frank Russo.Full Story >
Wednesday, August 1 2012 4:08 PM EDT2012-08-01 20:08:45 GMT
A judge slaps a former political hotshot with 28 years behind bars for his role in the Cuyahoga Corruption scandal. Jimmy Dimora received a stiffer sentence than the one handed to former Cuyahoga CountyFull Story >
A judge slaps a former political hotshot with 28 years behind bars for his role in the Cuyahoga Corruption scandal. Full Story >
Friday, December 17 2010 2:55 PM EST2010-12-17 19:55:28 GMT
CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - Another crook in the Cuyahoga County corruption probe is learning his lesson. Charles E. Edwards was sentenced Friday to three years probation, for three bribery-related crimes.Full Story >
Tuesday, July 29 2014 12:39 PM EDT2014-07-29 16:39:24 GMT
European Union ambassadors are meeting to discuss a dramatic toughening of the trade bloc's sanctions against Russia.Full Story >
Frustrated by the apparent ineffectiveness of previous sanctions and outraged by the deaths of 298 people aboard the Malaysia Airlines plane downed over eastern Ukraine, the European Union adopted tough new economic...Full Story >
Tuesday, July 29 2014 12:37 PM EDT2014-07-29 16:37:19 GMT
A flight headed for Dayton had to make an emergency landing Monday night. Delta Flight 6093 left from LaGuardia Airport (LGA) around 9 a.m., according to Flight Aware. It was originally supposed to takeFull Story >
A flight headed for Dayton had to make an emergency landing Monday night.Full Story >
Tuesday, July 29 2014 12:18 PM EDT2014-07-29 16:18:30 GMT
Two people are dead this morning after a man shot and killed his wife and another man, and then turned the gun on himself. According to Grant County Sheriff Chuck Dills, Shaun Hiles of Dry Ridge wasFull Story >
Two people are dead Tuesday after a man shot and killed his wife and another man, and then turned the gun on himself.Full Story >
CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) -
Former Cuyahoga County employee Daniel Gallagher was sentenced to four years in prison today for engaging in a series of bribery conspiracies involving public officials, federal law enforcement officials announced today.
Gallagher, 62, of Strongsville, was also ordered to pay $87,000 in restitution by U.S. District Judge Sara Lioi. He previously pleaded guilty to eight counts, including Hobbs Act conspiracy, conspiracy to bribe programs receiving federal funds, destruction of records and subscribing a false tax return.
"This defendant was involved in several bribery schemes involving public officials," said Stephen D. Anthony, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Cleveland office. "The FBI will continue efforts to root out corruption at any level."
Gallagher admitted to his involvement in several bribery schemes involving Frank Russo, Jimmy Dimora, J. Kevin Kelley, Kevin Payne, Samir Mohammad, Anthony Ma, Anthony Calabrese and others. All of those defendants have previously been found guilty of related offenses.
Gallagher worked as an employee in the Cuyahoga County Engineer's Office until his retirement in 2002; he subsequently started a company called Eagle Consulting.
A company paid approximately $143,000 to Gallagher and Eagle Consulting related to efforts to keep the County Engineer's Office at the Stonebridge complex. Gallagher in turn gave a portion of the money to Kevin Payne, who used it to pay for limousines, gambling trips and personal services for Dimora, according to court documents.
Other bribery schemes included orchestrating the use of certain software for the Engineer's Office, with payments then going to Eagle Consulting, and helping steer another county contract to a business that paid $115,000 to Gallagher, which was distributed to Payne, Kelley and others. Eagle Consulting was also used as a way to funnel bribes to Kevin Kelley, who was a member of the Parma School Board, from a company that received a $1.8 million contract from the Parma Schools, according to court documents.
The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Antoinette T. Bacon and Ann C. Rowland following an investigation by the FBI and IRS – Criminal Investigation.
Monday, July 28 2014 6:12 PM EDT2014-07-28 22:12:32 GMT
Damage was reported in several areas of Highland County Sunday night after a strong storm went through the area. According to the National Weather Service, numerous trees and power lines were blown downFull Story >
Damage was reported in several areas of Highland County Sunday night after a strong storm went through the area.Full Story >