Fired prosecutor pleads guilty in bribery case

CLEVELAND (AP) - A fired assistant prosecutor has pleaded guilty to felonies.
In Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court on Wednesday, Aaron Phillips admitted that he offered to influence criminal cases of five different defendants in exchange for cash. He also admitted to cocaine possession.
The former assistant Cuyahoga County prosecutor faces a possible prison sentence.
Phillips (pictured, above) was caught in a February sting operation when he accepted money from an inmate in exchange for promising to persuade a judge to give him a lenient sentence.
Phillips' attorneys say his drug addiction fueled his behavior.
Phillips is free on bail and is scheduled to be sentenced Sept. 8.
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