Federal prosecutors charge former Lakewood mayor in corruption probe

2:47 PM, Aug 13, 2009   |    comments
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Federal prosecutors filed bribery and fraud charges Thursday against 69-year-old Anthony Sinagra, who is also the former mayor of suburban Lakewood.

He's accused of bribing former Parma school board member John Kevin Kelley for a consulting contract. Kelley has pleaded guilty and awaits sentencing.

The alleged bribes were more than $3,000 in campaign contributions to Kelley and on two occasions more than $1,000 in cash and a bottle of wine.

Sinagra was the eighth person charged in the investigation of alleged corruption in Cuyahoga County.

Messages seeking comment were left at a phone listing under Sinagra's name and at his attorney's office.

The Associated Press

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