CLEVELAND -- Bedford Muncipal Court Judge Harry Jacob III has entered 'not guilty' pleas to the five new charges he was indicted upon Tuesday.
He appeared in Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court today at noon before Common Pleas Court Judge Brian J. Corrigan.
Jacob, 57, of Solon was indicted for the second time Tuesday by a grand jury.
The grand jury charged Jacob with two counts of tampering with evidence, one count of tampering with records, one count of possessing criminal tools and one misdemeanor count of failure to report a felony.
These new charges are in addition to those announced on Dec. 19. Jacob pleaded 'not guilty' to those charges as well and is being represented by attorneys Kevin Spellacy and David Grant.
On Dec. 6, WKYC was the first to confirm and report the story that Jacob and Bedford Law Director Ken Schuman were being charged and that Schuman's home and office were searched. Investigators also searched Jacob's office at Bedford Municipal Court.
Some of those charges are related to the indictment of James Walsh, 71, of Willoughby Hills, who's accused of running a brothel known as Studio 54 out of his Walsh Professional Center in Bedford.
On Dec. 20, the Ohio Supreme issued an order Jacob is disqualified from acting as a judge because of his felony indictment.
The first round of charges -- bribery, dereliction of duty, soliciting and promoting prostitution -- include the allegations that he solicited sex from at least three prostitutes and supervised the sexual activities of at least two women.
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At that time, the Grand Jury charged Jacob with four felonies: one count of bribery and three counts of promoting prostitution. Jacob was also indicted on six counts of soliciting, a misdemeanor.
One of the tampering with evidence charges relates to Jacob purposely misleading a public official, according to the indictment, and the other is making evidence sought unavailable.
He is also charged with failure to report a felony being committed on July 1, 2013, according to McGinty. The tampering with records charge appears to be related to altering court records relating to an Orange Village traffic incident, according to the indictment.