On Monday, a federal jury found Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Judge Steven Terry guilty of three corruption charges related to fixing a foreclosure case for then-County Auditor Frank Russo and performing campaign work with county resources. The jury acquitted Terry of two other charges.
Immediately after the verdict, Terry said he would resign his seat on the bench. He has been on paid leave since he was indicted in September.
U.S. District Judge Sara Lioi scheduled Terry’s sentencing for September 7.
Terry is the second judge convicted after a federal investigation into corruption in Cuyahoga County. In March, a jury convicted Bridget McCafferty of lying to the FBI about cases on her docket. McCafferty’s sentencing is scheduled for July 11.
- Ex-auditor eclipses suspect in corruption trial (dispatch.com)