Akron: Judge Terry says he admired Frank Russo

5:38 PM, Jun 9, 2011   |    comments
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AKRON -- Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Judge Steven Terry didn't distance himself from former Cuyahoga County Auditor Frank Russo while on the witness stand.

Terry, 53, took the stand again Thursday as his corruption trial winds down. He's accused of accepting gifts and bribes from Russo in exchange for favorable court rulings.

Wiretaps presented at the beginning of the trial show Russo telling Terry to dismiss a motion for summary judgment in a mortgage case and Terry agreeing.

Closing arguments are set for Friday morning and jurors could get the case soon thereafter.


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