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Thursday, September 9, 2010

Afternoon Brew: Frustaci Sentenced, Standoff Ends, Akron Cops Angry, and Joseph Gallucci's Sham Campaign for Russo

Posted By on Thu, Sep 9, 2010 at 3:51 PM

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Good afternoon, Cleveland. Here's some stuff to read while you celebrate the end of Russo's reign.

— To stick with the theme of government corruption: A judge sentenced Vincent Frustaci to ten years in prison for embezzling almost $3 million from Stark County. Here's to hoping Russo's sentence is as long.(Canton Rep)

— New details have emerged about Joseph Gallucci's sham campaign against Frank Russo in the 2006 election for County Auditor. According to details in the FBI's filing today, Russo arranged for Gallucci, a Republican, to run against him and then drop out when it was too late for Republicans to fill the void. In return, Gallucci scored a job at the Russo's office making more than his supervisor. Government.(Cleveland.com)

— A scary standoff ended this morning after the suspect, Michael Erwin, surrendered to Cleveland police. But not before he fired a shot out of his door and hit his neighbor in the leg. That's worse than not returning the shovel he borrowed last year, right? (19 Action News)

— An agreement should be reached soon that would save the jobs of 40 Akron police officers who were on the chopping block. Of course, the rest of the Akron force isn't happy because the deal includes $1 million in concessions and a wage freeze. (Ohio.com)

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