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Cleveland: 'Sham' county auditor candidate Gallucci pleads guilty

10:59 PM, Jan 8, 2010   |    comments
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Gallucci, 42, pleaded guilty Friday to a single count of conspiracy to commit bribery in U.S. District Court.

Sentencing was set for April 13.

The Republican ran for Cuyahoga County auditor in 2006 against a person identified in federal documents only as a public official.

Frank Russo, the Democrat who won re-election as auditor, has not been charged and has denied wrongdoing.

Gallucci landed a $67,849 per year job with the auditor's office after dropping out of the campaign.

Russo could not be reached for comment.

A message was left at his office Friday after regular business hours.

The Associated Press

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