Union Official Gets 27 Months For Bribery

Law360, New York (January 31, 2011, 5:01 PM EST) -- A federal judge has ordered a union official to serve more than two years in prison for bribing a commissioner in Ohio's Cuyahoga County — the latest defendant sentenced in the wake of a wide-ranging corruption probe into county contracts.

Robert Rybak, the business manager and financial secretary for the Journeymen Plumbers Union Local 55, will spend 27 months in prison and two years on probation in accordance with a plea agreement reached with prosecutors. Judge Kathleen M. O'Malley of the U.S. District Court for the...
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