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County corruption defendant Prudoff to be sentenced Thursday

5:01 PM, Aug 15, 2012   |    comments
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AKRON -- U.S. District Judge Sara Lioi is scheduled to sentence Sanford A. Prudoff, 68, of Lorain, at 11 a.m. Thursday in federal court.

Prudoff pleaded guilty June 6 to conspiracy, making false statements to law enforcement officers and filing false income tax returns, corruption-related charges connected to Cleveland attorney Anthony O. Calabrese III.

For his plea agreement, Prudoff should receive about two years in prison and will make restitution of $144,000 and pay nearly $48,000 in taxes on his unreported income.

U.S. Attorneys have accused Calabrese and Prudoff of plotting to fund and then take unearned money from the Alternatives Agency, a former not-for-profit halfway house on East 55th Street in Cleveland.

Calabrese was charged Sept. 22, 2011 in an 18-count indictment with racketeering and other corruption-related crimes, including bribery, conspiracy to commit fraud and tampering with a victim, witness or informant.

For now, jury selection in the trial of Calabrese is scheduled to begin on Feb. 13, 2013. 

Prudoff received about $144,000 from July, 2003 to March 2006, according to the indictment.

Calabrese had Alternatives Agency pay consultants nearly $550,000 from 2002 through 2008 for doing little or no work.

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