Bedford Muni Judge found guilty of 5 misdemeanor charges

Bedford Muni Judge found guilty of 5 misdemeanor charges

A Bedford Muni Court Judge was found guilty Thursday of five misdemeanor charges.

Judge Harry Jacob III had a bench trial in front of Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court Judge Brian Corrigan, who released the verdict today.

Corrigan will sentence Jacob on October 15.

Jacob was accused of soliciting sex from at least three prostitutes. Prosecutors say he also supervised and induced the activities of at least two women who were engaging in sex for hire.

Earlier this month several of the judge's most serious criminal charges against him were dismissed in court.

Another court employee charged in the case, former Bedford Law Director and Prosecutor Kenneth Schuman, was sentenced yesterday after pleading guilty July 24 to a public corruption offense.

He got six months in jail.

Schuman admitted to accepting money from a firm that received a city contract. After the company got the contract, they paid Schuman $9500.

Judge Brian Corrigan also sentenced Schuman to 18 months of community control, a $2500 fine and $1000 in restitution.

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