Former Cleveland judge disbarred

Former Cleveland judge disbarred

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - The Ohio Supreme Court disbarred Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court Judge Steven Terry.

Terry was connected to the Cuyahoga County corruption scandal and was convicted in 2011 of mail fraud.

The court found he provided judicial favors in exchange for contributions to his 2008 election campaign.

Terry's federal conviction was related to his association with former Cuyahoga County Auditor Frank Russo, who along with former County Commissioner James Dimora, are servings federal prison sentences on numerous charges including trying to improperly influence county judges.

Terry was sentenced in October 2011 to 63 months in prison, ordered to serve two years of supervised release, perform 250 hours of community service, and to pay $27,880 in restitution.

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