Infante appeal changes district

WARREN — Judges from the 9th District Court of Appeals will hear former Niles Mayor Ralph Infante’s appeal of his conviction on corruption charges, instead of the 11th District Court of Appeals.

Infante, serving a 10-year sentence in the Lorain Correctional Institution, was found guilty of 13 counts of tampering with records, two counts of gambling, two counts of operating a gambling house, two counts of theft in office and one count each of unlawful interest in a public contract, engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity and falsification.

The judges on the 11th District Court of Appeals recused themselves from the case.

The appeal was filed previously, but delayed due to a procedural issue.

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