CLEVELAND (AP) — Youngstown’s mayor, the Mahoning County auditor and a former politician are scheduled to be arraigned on corruption-related charges in Cleveland.
The men being arraigned Thursday were indicted May 14 on charges that include engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity, bribery, money laundering and tampering with records. Prosecutors say the charges relate to an effort from 2005 to 2008 to prevent the move of Mahoning County offices in Youngstown.
The charges against Mayor John McNally, Mahoning County Auditor Michael Sciortino (shor-TEE’-noh) and a county prosecutor candidate were filed in Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH’-guh) County, where prosecutors say some of the alleged activity occurred.
McNally’s charges relate to when he was a Mahoning County commissioner. His office said he wasn’t available to comment when he was indicted.
Sciortino vowed to fight the charges.