Monday, July 26, 2010


Former Cuyahoga (Crooked) County Sheriff Gerald McFaul was sentenced to one year of house arrest and ordered to pay $151,000 in fines and restitution in Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court today.  McFaul also received a six month suspended jail sentence.  The sentence today was the result of McFaul's guilty plea to two felony counts of theft in office and a misdemeanor ethics violation.

This case was handled by a Lucas County Ohio Prosecutor and presided over by a retired Geauga County Judge.

One year of house arrest and a six month suspended jail sentence for Gerald "The Political Animal" McFaul?!?


This travesty of justice proves that the political class takes care of its own.  No pesky jury to get in the way here!  Instead, McFaul's gangster lawyer John Climaco probably negotiated this slap on the wrist.  Climaco has represented plenty of people tied to organized crime. John Climaco also represents embattled Cuyahoga County Auditor Frank Russo.

What kind of message is being sent to the elected officials on the take?  The next time a local councilman, mayor, or other official steers a contract...takes a bribe...cuts a deal with a you think a year of probation will scare them?

Former sheriff Gerald McFaul sentenced to house arrest

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