Feds Want Stiff Sentence For Convicted Ohio Judge

Law360, New York (July 18, 2011, 8:02 PM EDT) -- The federal government on Friday called for a sentence well above the zero to six months requested by a former Ohio judge convicted of lying to the FBI in connection with an alleged scandal involving kickbacks for government contracts.

U.S. attorneys urged U.S. District Judge Sara Lioi to stick to the guidelines in the unpublished, final presentence report for former Cuyahoga County, Ohio, state court judge Bridget M. McCafferty. If the court decides in favor of McCafferty's proposed guidelines, however, Judge Lioi should still allow for...
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