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.

NOCHE

Greater Akron Chamber

Area Agency on Aging 10B, Inc.


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
Crime and Courts


Former Port Authority board member heads to prison
Dimora/Forlani crony is sentenced to 57 monhts
by WKSU's M.L. SCHULTZE


Web Editor
M.L. Schultze
 
In The Region:

A former labor leader and Port Authority board member -- accused of shaking down contractors and investment bankers -- has been sentenced to more than four years in prison. WKSU’s M.L. Schultze reports today’s sentencing ties up one of the last threads in the massive Cuyahoga County corruption probe.

SCHULTZE: Pete is one of the last pieces

Other options:
Windows Media / MP3 Download (0:56)


Robert Peto faced as much as six years in prison. U.S. District Judge Sara Lioisentenced him to a little less than five.

He’d pleaded guilty last year to accepting bribes from a corrupt contractor, and has been ordered to pay $39,000 in restitution and to give up his public pension, which is worth about $8,000.

The now 58-year-old must also perform 500 hours of community service after he gets out of prison.

Peto was the treasurer for the regional carpenters union and on the Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Port Authority board from 2004 to last August. Prosecutors say the appointment was engineered by contractor Michael Forlani and former Commissioner Jimmy Dimora. Forlani gave Peto entertainment, home improvements and discounted cars in return for favors.

Peto pleaded the 5th Amendment last week, when he was called by Forlani’s defense attorney to testify in the contractor’s sentencing hearing.

 

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

Northeast Ohio undocumented immigrants praying for a miracle
Stop it, just stop it. They are not undocumented but illegal aliens. I live in a 'sanctuary' city and it's not pretty. Dahlberg is a notorious trouble maker in ...

Ohio survey shows low-income people are choosing phones over food
Where is this study published? no sign of it on google scholar. is there a cite

The Akron Sound rocks the porches
fabulous group interview! you covered so much in so little time. wish i could be there for porch rockr.

Head of Ohio Dems says Kasich administration is lying about Suarez contacts
when Kasich's mouth is open , he's lying. Look what he did at Lehmans brothers and then lied about it all during the campaign. If a GOP didn't lie, he or she ...

Canton's Basilica of St. John absorbs news of the pope at morning Mass
Hello Chris,Marina,and Patrice, I just read this article and you all look great. I'm on facebook Jean Dutcher in blue and white stripped blouse. I"M so glad to ...

Exploradio: Avoiding the 'acting-white' trap
Growing-up black and being black should not determine that you will not speak well or will not be a high achiever in your goals in life.But society te nds to la...

Charter-school supporters to rally at Statehouse
I am on the bus now headed to the rally. Horizon is an excellent school. My son is is 7 th grade. The teachers and administrators are top notch and spend so m...

Former Nursing Home Land Added to Parks
In addition, LED technology also plays a very important role in advertising- LED placard is very, very useful for shop owners.

Ohio Supreme Court hears arguments on school funding
That's not true. Other school districts HAVE followed this law and done this. Oakhills is one of them and how they were able to provide technology for their s...

Death and beauty at Cleveland's Museum of Contemporary Art
What a disgusting story to air at lunch time.

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