Attorney pleads guilty after Ohio corruption probe

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — An attorney has pleaded guilty and a former port authority board member has been sentenced to prison in cases linked to a public corruption investigation involving county government in Cleveland.

Attorney Anthony Calabrese III pleaded guilty Tuesday in federal court in Akron on racketeering and bribery charges related to several alleged schemes. The Plain Dealer (http://bit.ly/VINqnL ) reports he could face nine years in prison when he is sentenced in June.

Also Tuesday, former Cleveland-Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH'-guh) County Port Authority member Robert Peto was sentenced to more than four years in prison. The 58-year-old Peto had pleaded guilty to charges alleging he solicited and received bribes from an electrical contractor and an investment broker.

The yearslong corruption probe has led to convictions and prison sentences for dozens of people.

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Information from: The Plain Dealer, http://www.cleveland.com

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