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Cleveland: Former Port Authority member indicted

8:21 AM, Sep 27, 2012   |    comments
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CLEVELAND -- Robert M. Peto, former member of the Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Port Authority, was indicted Sept-2012by a federal grand jury.

The U.S. Attorney's office says Peto was indicted for violating the Hobbs Act.

Peto, 58, of Gates Mills, served as a member of the Port Authority Board between December 2004 through in or around August 2012 according to the indictment.

Officials say he obtained property not due to him or his Port Authority office including free and discounted home improvements and materials, entertainment, and a financial benefits related to a vehicle aquisition.

Authorities say the property and objects were provided by Michael Forlanie and/or Doan Pyramind LLC and Neteam, AVI; companies in which Forlani had an ownership interest.

The FBI said this indictment exposes another individual who chose to violate the public's trust in exchange for personal gain.

The Cuyahoga County corruption investigating is ongoing according to authorities.

WKYC-TV

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