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Former Bedford law director pleads guilty to corruption
Ken Schuman has pleaded guilty to an unlawful interest in a public contract, charges remain against Bedford judge Jacobs
by WKSU's JEFF ST. CLAIR


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Former Bedford Law Director Ken Schuman has pleaded guilty to corruption charges two weeks before his case was scheduled for trial. 

A grand jury indicted Schuman last December for having an unlawful interest in a public contract, among other charges.

The charges date back to 2006 when Schuman received nearly $10,000 from a Cleveland law firm doing work with the city of Bedford. 

Details of the plea deal have not been released. 

Schuman was scheduled to be tried August 6th with his co-defendant Bedford Municipal Court Judge Harry Jacob III

Jacob still faces 21 felonies and misdemeanors charges tied to allegations he was running a brothel and handling cases for women who worked there. 

WKYC-TV reports Schuman will be sentenced in September.

 

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