The sentence was handed down by Akron U.S. District Judge Sara Lioi against Bridget McCafferty, who was convicted on ten counts of lying to federal investigators when questioned about ties to Russo and other Cuyahoga County political allies also embroiled in the county-wide corruption scandal.
McCafferty declined to make any statements before she was sentenced, according to the report on Cleveland.com.
McCafferty was convicted of lying to the F.B.I. by a federal jury in March of this year; her trial included damaging testimony about discussions with former Cuyahoga County Auditor Frank Russo, then-County Commissioner Jimmy Dimora and the owner of a construction company which had a case pending before McCafferty.
She's one of two Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Judges convicted of corruption-related charges stemming from the federal investigation of Cuyahoga County government; former Summit County assistant prosecutor and University of Akron law school graduate Steven Terry was also convicted of
a trio of charges, including fixing a foreclosure case as a political favor to Russo as well as using public employees for partisan campaign work. Terry was convicted in June, and hasn't been sentenced.
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