WE'RE GETTING ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS WE RAISED IN A 19 ACTION NEWS INVESTIGATION ABOUT A CLEVELAND FIREFIGHTER. WE'RE FINDING OUT HOW HE'S STILL KEEPING HIS JOB WHILE LIVING IN CALIFORNIA. AND DOING ITMore >>
19 Action News is getting answers to questions we raised in a 19 Action News investigation about a Cleveland firefighter.
We're finding out how he's still keeping his job while living in California -- and doing it a year-and-a-half after we exposed him.More >>
A 19 ACTION NEWS INVESTIGATION HAS FOUND A CLEVELAND FIREFIGHTER IS 'STILL' LIVING IN CALIFORNIA--MORE THAN A YEAR AFTER OUTRAGE OVER HIS OUT OF STATE ADDRESS. CITY HALL CONFIRMS FIREFIGHTER JOSEPHMore >>
A 19 Action News investigation has found a Cleveland firefighter is still living in California -- more than a year after outrage over his out of state address.More >>
Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Timothy J. McGinty announced that thirteen Cleveland Firefighters were each indicted on one count of theft in office, a felony of the third degree, and one count of solicitingMore >>
13 Cleveland Firefighters have each been indicted on one count of theft in office, a felony of the third degree, and one count of soliciting or receiving improper compensation, a first degree misdemeanor.
It's the result of a story 19 Action News reporter Ed Gallek first broke in 2011.More >>
New fallout from a pay scandal in the Cleveland Fire Department -- scandal 19 Action News first exposed a year ago. Multiple sources confirm a grand jury is hearing evidence that could lead to more chargesMore >>
New fallout from a pay scandal in the Cleveland Fire Department -- scandal 19 Action News first exposed a year ago.
A salary scandal inside the Cleveland Fire Department that 19 Action News Reporter Ed Gallek was first to expose.
13 firefighters are now facing criminal charges. 11 of the 13 firefighters pleaded not guilty at their arraignment on Thursday morning. Two of the cases were postponed.
The alleged payroll scandal has been going on for years within the department.
An audit revealed from 2006 through 2010 that at a minimum, these 13 firefighters each failed to work 2,000 hours (approximately one year) of their scheduled time. The most serious case was Calvin Robinson, who failed to work 8,456 hours (approximately 4 ½ years) of compensated time. During this time period, the defendants received their yearly salary, health insurance, vacation and sick time, clothing allowance, and pension money all at a cost to the City of Cleveland.