FBI Raid: Feds Take Aim At Justice Center In Cuyahoga County Corruption Probe

Published: Sep. 24, 2008 at 2:40 PM EDT|Updated: Sep. 25, 2008 at 4:25 PM EDT
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Source: Cuyahoga County
Source: Cuyahoga County
Source: Cuyahoga County
Source: Cuyahoga County

Cleveland, OH - The massive Cuyahoga County corruption probe widens after the FBI sets its sights on the Justice Center.

Federal agents raided the chambers of two Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Judges Tuesday evening.

FBI Spokesman Scott Wilson says agents executed search warrants at the courtrooms of Common Pleas Judges Bridget McCafferty and Steven Terry.

Wilson also confirmed that the raid is linked to the corruption probe of Cuyahoga County.

The FBI seized items during the raid but will not specify on what they confiscated.

The raids were so secretive, in fact, the Justice Center deputies did not even know it happened.

The probe was disclosed July 28th when the FBI raided the offices of county Commissioner Jimmy Dimora and County Auditor Frank Russo. Both have denied wrongdoing.

Federal authorities also probing J. Kevin Kelley, a Parma board member and employee of the Cuyahoga County engineer's office. He is among county officials being investigated for possibly receiving personal favors in exchange for contracts.

No one has been charged.