CLEVELAND (AP) — Youngstown’s mayor and the former Mahoning County auditor have pleaded guilty to charges related to allegations that they tried to prevent Mahoning County from moving offices from a building owned by a wealthy developer to a county-owned facility.
Mayor John McNally pleaded guilty Friday to four misdemeanor counts in a Cleveland courtroom. Former auditor Michael Sciortino (shor-TEEN-oh) pleaded guilty to a felony count of having an unlawful interest in a public contract and two misdemeanors. Both have agreed to cooperate with prosecutors. Charges are still pending against Youngstown attorney Martin Yavorcik (yuh-VOR-sik).
A trial for the three men was scheduled to begin Monday. They were indicted in May 2014 on numerous felony counts that included racketeering, bribery, and money laundering.
Attorneys for McNally and Sciortino didn’t immediately return calls Friday.
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