Ohio Judge Found Guilty In Public Corruption Case

Law360, New York (March 28, 2011, 3:53 PM EDT) -- A former Cleveland state judge was convicted Friday of making false statements, becoming the first public official to be found guilty by a jury in connection with a scandal involving alleged kickbacks for government contracts.

The jury in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio convicted former Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas Judge Bridget M. McCafferty of 10 counts of making false statements to law enforcement. She faces a maximum sentence of five years in prison per charge.

The jury deliberated for...
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