Bedford Officials Indicted on Corruption, Prostitution Charges

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The Law Director of the City of Bedford and a Judge at Bedford Municipal Court have been indicted on charges involving public corruption and prostitution, Cuyahoga County Timothy J. McGinty announced Thursday.

Law Director and City Prosecutor Kenneth Schuman has been charged with one count each of Bribery, Unlawful Interest in a Public Contract, Money Laundering, Theft in Office, Obstructing Justice, Falsification, Receiving Improper Compensation and Soliciting. The first six of those eight charges are felonies.
Judge Harry J. Jacob III has been charged with four felonies: one count of Bribery and three counts of Promoting Prostitution. Jacobs also has been indicted on six counts of Soliciting, third-degree misdemeanors.

Both men recently have taken leaves of absence from their public positions.


Article and Picture Courtesy of WOIO 19 Action News

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