Jail guard pleads not guilty to taking bribes

Jail guard pleads not guilty to taking bribes

The Cuyahoga County jail guard indicted for taking bribes in exchange for favors for prisoners was in court on Wednesday.

Tim Thomas pleaded not guilty to bribery, obstructing justice and tampering with records. Thomas remains free on bond and is due back in court on September 9.

Investigators say Thomas got $2,000 cash plus a used car with a reported value of $500 in return for granting a prisoner special treatment.

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