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Richmond Hghts. superintendent indicted
Head of buildings and grounds is also accused of taking bribes
by WKSU's M.L. SCHULTZE


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M.L. Schultze
 
In The Region:

A Cuyahoga County grand jury has indicted two top officials of the Richmond Heights School District. 

Superintendent Robert Moore and the head of buildings and grounds -- Richard Muse --  face one count each of extortion, bribery, theft in office and soliciting or receiving improper compensation. 

They were arrested Friday, accused of shaking down a company doing business with the school district and threatening to cut off the contract unless the business paid a bribe.

The Cuyahoga County prosecutor’s office says the business made two payments to the men, the last on Friday. Deputies searched their homes Friday night and recovered $3,400 in cash. 

Moore and Muse are to be arraigned Thursday. 

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