Tues. 12:40 p.m.: New charges filed against Niles officials

WARREN – New charges have been filed against ex-Niles Mayor Ralph Infante, and the former city Auditor Chuck Nader now faces charges in connection to the same political corruption probe.

In addition, charges against a city employee implicated by prosecutors in the probe, Scott Shaffer, have been dropped.

Infante is expected to be arraigned today on the new charges, which include bribery, in Trumbull County Common Pleas Court. Nader will be arraigned at a later date.

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