CLEVELAND -- A grand jury has indicted attorney Gregory J. Moore for making bomb threats that forced the evacuation of the old Cuyahoga County Courthouse in July of 2012, County Prosecutor Timothy J. McGinty announced Thursday.
Moore, 40, of Sagamore Hills, was charged with three counts of inducing panic. Those counts are fourth-degree felonies, punishable by a prison term of between six and 18 months.
The State of Ohio charges that, beginning shortly after 11 a.m. on July 10, 2012, Moore placed calls to three employees of Cuyahoga County Domestic Relations Court, warning that a bomb would explode at 11:30 a.m.
As a result, the courthouse on Lakeside Avenue was evacuated and thoroughly searched. No explosives were discovered. The disruption lasted more than two hours.
Moore is an associate of the downtown Cleveland law firm of Stafford & Stafford, which specializes in domestic relations work.