News
News Home
Quick Bites
Exploradio
News Archive
News Channel
Special Features
NPR
nowplaying
On AirNewsClassical
Loading...
  
School Closings
WKSU Support
Funding for WKSU is made possible in part through support from the following businesses and organizations.

Akron Children's Hospital

Hennes Paynter Communications

Metro RTA


For more information on how your company or organization can support WKSU, download the WKSU Media Kit.

(WKSU Media Kit PDF icon )


Donate Your Vehicle to WKSU

Programs Schedule Make A Pledge Member BenefitsFAQ/HelpContact Us


Key figure in Cuyahoga corruption case indicted in new bribery charges
Cuyahoga County prosecutor accuses Anthony Calabrese and two other Cleveland-area lawyers of offering bribes to two rape victims in exchange for changing testimony
by WKSU's JEFF ST. CLAIR


Reporter / Host
Jeff St. Clair
 
Mug shot of Anthony Calabrese III, now accused in both state and federal courts of corruption charges.
Download (WKSU Only)
In The Region:
UPDATED 4:24 P.M.

Attorney Anthony Calabrese III – who’s expected to plead guilty to federal corruption charges next month – has pleaded not guilty to bribery charges in Cuyahoga County court.

Judge Kathleen Sutula set his bond this afternoon at $100,000.  As a condition of his bond, he has court-supervised release, home detention and he cannot have access to computers.

He and attorneys Marc Doumbas and Giles Marshall are accused of trying to bribe two rape victims in a criminal case. According to the Cuyahoga County prosecutor, the trio offered $150,000 cash to change the women’s testimony between April and November of this year.

The prosecutor says the indictment is part of an ongoing corruption investigation.

Meanwhile, the Plain Dealer is reporting that Calabrese will plead guilty on Jan. 15 to federal charges. He’s accused of racketeering and 19 other crimes, including claims that he paid county consultant J. Kevin Kelley to steer the Cuyahoga County commissioners to buy the Ameritrust complex in 2005. The county never moved into the building and is expected to lose millions when it agrees to sell it early next year.

Add Your Comment
Name:

Location:

E-mail: (not published, only used to contact you about your comment)


Comments:




 
Page Options

Print this page

E-Mail this page / Send mp3

Share on Facebook




Stories with Recent Comments

Portman predicts McDonald's confirmation, but says it won't be easy
I sent the following note to Senator Blumenthal after reading commentary from yesterday's hearing: Senator, You certainly have the right to ask Mr. McDonald que...

Seven minutes changed everything, but what changed Ashford Thompson?
He shot the guy four times in the head. I have never been that drunk or mad, and I have been through it. Shoot a guy once is bad, maybe a mistake, shoot a guy f...

First cricket farm in the U.S. opens in Youngstown
I am interested in cricket flour to replace soy flour in a low carbohydrate diet. As soon as you have cricket flour available for the average person, please le...

New process starts digesting sludge in Wooster
Awesome! When do our sewage rates decrease accordingly?

Akron's Chapel Hill Mall in foreclosure
Not a surprise. Between the shoplifting, gangs and violence that goes on up there it is no wonder that no one feels safe to shop at Chapel Hill. They have sca...

Ohio launches investigation into at least one Concept charter school
I worked at Noble Academy Cleveland as admin assistant and enrolment coordinator for 6 years, I know this is so valid and true and can provide staff names and p...

Crisis looms in filling aviation industry jobs in Ohio and the nation
I listened to this story yesterday morning on the radio and just want to add this comment. My son went to school to train as an air traffic controller, and gra...

Cuyahoga Valley National Park considers fire to fight invasives
I'm for the controlled burn. There are not enough people (myself included) who volunteer for the removal of invasive plant species. Therefore, another solution ...

Copyright © 2014 WKSU Public Radio, All Rights Reserved.

 
In Partnership With:

NPR PRI Kent State University

listen in windows media format listen in realplayer format Car Talk Hosts: Tom & Ray Magliozzi Fresh Air Host: Terry Gross A Service of Kent State University 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. NPR Senior Correspondent: Noah Adams Living on Earth Host: Steve Curwood 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. A Service of Kent State University