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Bedford judge faces more charges
Judge Jacob and Bedford's law director have both pleaded not guilty in prostitution and bribery case

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In The Region:

A Cuyahoga County grand jury has added five more charges against Bedford Municipal Judge Harry Jacob III. 

Jacob now faces felony counts of tampering with evidence and records and possession of criminal tools, as well as a misdemeanor charge of failing to report a crime. Some of the new charges date back to April. 

The judge is accused of giving prostitutes special treatment in his court and essentially of acting as a pimp for women in a brothel in town. The judge and Bedford Law Director Ken Schuman were originally indicted in December and have been on leave. 

Both men have denied the charges. 

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