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Cuyahoga County: 9 more people linked to ongoing corruption probe

5:01 AM, May 27, 2010   |    comments
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Sharon L. Long, Deputy Chief, Criminal Division in the Northern District of Ohio; C. Frank Figliuzzi, Special Agent in Charge of the Cleveland Division of the FBI; and Jose A. Gonzalez, Special Agent in Charge of the Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation Division, announced Wednesday that an Information was filed against the following individuals in connection with the investigation.

  • Christopher D. Krause, 52, of Hudson, Ohio, the former treasurer of the Maple Heights City Schools ("MHCS"). Krause was charged with one count of conspiracy to commit theft concerning programs receiving federal funds, one count of conspiracy to commit mail fraud, fifteen counts of bribery concerning programs receiving federal funds, and one count of obstruction of justice.

 

  • Giacanto Vaccarella, 52, of North Royalton, Ohio, the former director of building and grounds for the MHCS. Vaccarella was charged with one count of conspiracy to commit theft concerning programs receiving federal funds, and one count of bribery concerning programs receiving federal funds.

 

  • Rocky Laurie, 51, of Mayfield Heights, Ohio, the former business manager of the MHCS. Laurie was charged with one count of misprision of a felony and one count of making a false statement to the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

 

  • Shannon Riley, 46, of Sagamore Hills, Ohio, the owner of Riley Industrial Services located in Cleveland, Ohio. Riley was charged with one count of bribery concerning programs receiving federal funds.

 

  • Kenneth Kushmider, 50, of Hudson, Ohio, the sole owner of Landscape Design Associates, located in the Greater Cleveland area. Kushmider was charged with one count of bribery concerning programs receiving federal funds.

 

  • Todd Ozanich, 48, of Chagrin Falls, Ohio, the owner of Imperial Heating and Cooling, located in Solon, Ohio. Ozanich was charged with three counts of bribery concerning programs receiving federal funds.

 

  • Todd Gemma, 40, of Solon, Ohio, a principal of Gemma Development Company, located in Solon, Ohio. Gemma was charged with one count of bribery concerning programs receiving federal funds.

 

  • Ronald Monroe, 42, of Macedonia, Ohio, a principal of Gemma Development Company, located in Solon, Ohio. Monroe was charged with one count of bribery concerning programs receiving federal funds.

 

  • Bryan Carlton, 43, of North Olmsted, Ohio, a principal of Gemma Development Company, located in Solon, Ohio. Carlton was charged with one count of bribery concerning programs receiving federal funds.

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