Former Strongsville City Councilman sentenced in corruption scandal


A former Strongsville city councilman has been sentenced to 57 months in federal prison, for his role in the Cuyahoga County Corruption scandal.

Pat Coyne appeared in Cleveland Federal Court Monday.

Coyne was convicted of bribery.

Prosecutors say Coyne took money from a real estate developer and used it to buy a condo.

Coyne's sentence was continued from earlier this month, because he was in the hospital.

John Southworth, Jr. has already taken over Coyne's former council seat in Strongsville.

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