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Lawyer Calabrese pleads not guilty in absentia
He preparing to head to federal prison in a separate corruption case
by WKSU's M.L. SCHULTZE


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M.L. Schultze
 
In The Region:

An attorney who played a key role in Cuyahoga County’s AmeriTrust deal has pleaded not guilty to bribery.

Anthony O. Calabrese III is already reporting to federal prison on other corruption charges, and his attorney appeared today to enter his plea.

Calabrese is accused of bribing former county employee J. Kevin Kelley to get insider information on AmeriTrust. He also negotiated a deal with Staubach Company, which recommended the nearly $22 million AmeriTrust deal to the county. The building was to become county offices but turned into a boondoggle that cost the county millions of dollars.

The 41-year-old Calabrese is the son of a judge. He’s accused in yet another case of trying to bribe witnesses.

 

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he's not preparing to head to prison he is already at elkton prison.


Posted by: Batia Aaron (Cleveland) on July 31, 2013 4:07AM
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