Wed 3:10 pm: Youngstown Mayor, others indicted on corruption charges
YOUNGSTOWN – Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Timothy McGinty announced moments ago that Youngstown Mayor John McNally, Mahoning County Auditor Michael Sciortino and attorney Martin Yavorcik have been indicted on corruption charges related to the purchase of the Oakhill Renaissance Center.
The charges handed up against the three by a grand jury in Cuyahoga County are:
– McNally: One count each of engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity and money laundering, two counts each of conspiracy, bribery, telecommunications fraud, theft in office and unlawful compensation, six counts tampering with records, nine counts perjury, three counts of disclosing confidential information and four counts prohibited acts.
– Sciortino: One count each engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity and money laundering, two counts each conspiracy, bribery and unlawful compensation, four counts each of tampering with records and prohibited acts and six counts perjury.
– Yavorcik: One count engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity, two counts bribery, 17 counts tampering with records and four counts of money laundering.
The offenses are alleged between January 2005 and 2009.
For more on this story, read Thursday’s Tribune Chronicle.