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Prosecutor: Attorney's Bentleyville home searched

3:02 PM, Dec 18, 2012   |    comments
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BENTLEYVILLE -- A Cuyahoga County grand jury indicted two attorneys for bribing a witness on Tuesday as authorities raided the home of another attorney, Anthony Calabrese III, in connection with the case, prosecutors said.  

Cleveland attorneys Marc G. Doumbas, 44, of Westlake, and G. Timothy Marshall, 63, of Olmsted Falls, are charged with offering cash to victims on two separate occasions to change their testimony in a criminal case, according to the indictment.

The indictment does not indicate whether the victims accepted the cash, or what the testimony was about.

Cleveland Police and the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor's Office also raided the Bentleyville home of Calabrese early Tuesday morning in connection with the case, said Prosecutor's Office spokeswoman Maria Russo.

The search began just before 6 a.m. at Calabrese's home on Pine Crest Drive. Calabrese was not taken into custody and cooperated with investigators.

Calabrese, the son of former Judge Anthony O. Calabrese Jr., is scheduled to stand trial in February on separate federal racketeering and corruption charges. 

U.S. Attorney's Office spokesman Michael Tobin said the county prosecutor's office raid on Tuesday is not connected to the federal charges.

The U.S. Attorney's Office has accused Calabrese of paying bribes to J. Kevin Kelley, a consultant and long-time friend, to steer Cuyahoga County commissioners to buy the Ameritrust complex in 2005.

The Plain Dealer has reported that Marshall matches the description of a relative of Calabrese who is identified in federal court papers as having consulted with Calabrese and his father on what to tell federal authorities about payments Calabrese's mother received from the nonprofit Alternatives Agency.


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