Year: 2009

The Carbone family construction company is one of the businesses involved in trading cash for lucrative public contracts in the Cuyahoga County government investigation, according to contracts and federal court documents.

Vincent Carbone, the company’s former president, is suspected of paying $15,000 to a consulting company in exchange for getting a $1.8 million contract from Parma schools in 2005, according to prosecutors and public documents. READ MORE.

CLEVELAND — Cuyahoga County Engineer Robert Klaiber said Monday that his top aides blindsided him in a series of scams that led to federal corruption charges and embarrassed his office.

Klaiber said he was stunned when he read charges unsealed Friday against J. Kevin Kelley, Kevin Payne and Daniel Gallagher involving their work in the engineer’s office. READ MORE.

The conviction of a speedboat driver whose passenger drowned in Lake Erie in 2002 was reversed yesterday by the Sixth District Court of Appeals because one of the jurors was hearing impaired and could not hear a 911 tape offered as evidence in the case… Speer’s attorney, Bradley Davis Barbin of Columbus, said this case represents the importance of jurors in the criminal process. READ MORE.