Attorney Calabrese pleads guilty to corruption charges; faces prison

10:09 AM, Jan 16, 2013   |    comments
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AKRON -- Attorney Anthony O. Calabrese III pleaded guilty to 18 of 20 corruption-related charges in U.S. District Court Tuesday afternoon.

The other two charges were dismissed. He is scheduled for sentencing June 20.

Calabrese, 40, of Bentleyville, who will remain free on bond as he has since his arrest in September, is the son of former Judge Anthony O. Calabrese Jr.

He pleaded guilty to racketeering, bribery, conspiracy and obstruction charges apparently related to nearly 10 years of corrupt behavior, kickbacks and bribes.

Calabrese faces other charges.

He and attorneys Marc Doumbas and G. Timothy Marshall were indicted in December in Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court on charges unrelated to the Cuyahoga County corruption probe.

They are alleged to have tried to bribe two sexual assault victims in exchange for their requesting no jail time for the accused attacker.

Cuyahoga County: 3 attorneys indicted on bribery charges

At today's hearing, Calabrese pleaded guilty to getting money from Alternatives Agency through J. Kevin Kelley and delivering $80,000 in bribes to Kelley from former Doan Pyramid Electric contractor Michael Forlani.

County corruption: Forlani sentencing continued until Feb. 8


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