Thurs. 10:30 pm: Documents detail case against Infante
NILES – Ralph A. Infante did not report on his taxes nearly $60,000 he earned from bets he took on the Super Bowl and accepted thousands of dollars in “homage payments” every December from a city employee who didn’t pay last year because Infante wasn’t going to be mayor in 2016, prosecutors in the political corruption and gambling case against the ex-Niles mayor allege.
The details are part of a bill of particulars filed Thursday in Trumbull County Common Pleas Court by Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine’s Office, which is prosecuting Infante on 58 counts of alleged wrongdoing during Infante’s time as mayor and as owner of ITAM 39 in McKinley Heights.
Two other people, including Infante’s wife, Judy, face charges in connection to the probe, However, the bill is specific to the case against Ralph Infante. In common parlance, a bill of particulars is a detailed statement of claims against a defendant.
Read more about the allegations against Infante in Friday’s Tribune Chronicle.