Trial continued for Cleveland firefighter accused in shift scand - Cleveland 19 News Cleveland, OH

Trial continued for Cleveland firefighter accused in shift scandal

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Trial continued Monday for Cleveland Firefighter Calvin Robinson. A new date has not yet been scheduled.

Robinson, 52, is charged in connection with the illegal shift changing scandal.

An audit revealed from 2006 through 2010 that at a minimum, Robinson and 12 other firefighters each failed to work 2,000 hours (approximately one year) of their scheduled time.

The most serious case was 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.

Earlier this month, the 12 firefighters pleaded guilty to reduced charges and were ordered to pay court costs, which should be more than the maximum $1,000 fine.

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