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Charged: Charges Filed In Massive Corruption Probe

J. Kevin Kelley J. Kevin Kelley
Kevin Payne Kevin Payne
Daniel Gallagher Daniel Gallagher
Bobby Cuevas Bobby Cuevas

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CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - Charges were filed Friday morning against J. Kevin Kelley, Kevin F. Payne, Daniel P. Gallagher and Brian Schuman in connection with the Cuyahoga County public corruption investigation.

Kelley stands accused of participating in nine bribery schemes, one fraud scheme and filing false tax returns. He resigned from his post at the Cuyahoga County Engineer's Office after the charges were filed Friday morning.

Kelley - along with key players Commissioner Jimmy Dimora and County Auditor Frank Russo - under investigation for possibly receiving personal favors in exchange for contracts. Federal agents are believed to be looking into Parma schools contracts awarded between 2002-2005, when Kelley was the Parma school board's president. He resigned in March.

Dimora and Russo have yet to face any federal charges.

19 Action News has learned former Cleveland Building Inspector Bobby Cuevas gave the feds key information that resulted in today's indictments.

Payne is charged with seven bribery schemes and filing false tax returns, Gallagher is charged with six bribery schemes, obstruction of justice, and filing false tax returns and Schuman is charged with participating in one bribery scheme.

For a first-hand look at the charges click HERE!

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