Lawyer indicted for bomb threats in three counties

Lawyer indicted for bomb threats in three counties

CUYAHOGA COUNTY, OH (WOIO) - Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Timothy J. McGinty has announced that a Grand Jury here has returned a new indictment against lawyer Gregory Moore that accuses him of making bomb threats against courthouses in Geauga and Lake Counties.

Moore, 41, of Sagamore Hills, was indicted in December of 2013 on three counts of inducing panic. The State of Ohio accused him of placing phone calls to three employees of Cuyahoga County Domestic Relations Court on July 10, 2012, warning them that a bomb was about to explode. The courthouse on Lakeside Avenue in downtown Cleveland was evacuated. No explosives were found.

The new indictment includes those three counts and adds three additional inducing panic charges: one for a Jan. 18, 2012, threat against the Geauga County Courthouse in Chardon, and two for threats made on May 30, 2012, against the Lake County Courthouse in Painesville.

The indictment notes that even though these events took place in different jurisdictions, they represent "an ongoing course of criminal conduct" and therefore can be tried together.

At the time of these threats, Moore was an associate at the downtown Cleveland law firm of Stafford & Stafford, which specializes in domestic relations work.

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