AKRON — Two Cuyahoga County crime defendants who testified opposite former Cuyahoga County Commissioner Jimmy Dimora progressing this year have perceived years of trial instead of jail sentences.
Just after noon Friday, U.S. District Judge Sara Lioi condemned Jerry Skuhrovec, 63, of Independence, to 5 years of probation, and 14 months of home confinement with electronic monitoring.
Skuhrovec contingency also compensate a damage in a volume of $46,000.00, $34,000.00 that has already been paid, and a remaining volume of $12,000.00 to be paid within 14 days of a court’s judgment.
An hour later, Lioi condemned John Valentin, 64, to dual years probation, seven months of home capture with electronic monitoring, $8,116.53 in compensation and a $1,000 fine.
Lioi also condemned Valentin to 350 hours of village service.
Skuhrovec, a former county employee, pleaded guilty Feb. 2, 2011 to swindling to dedicate mail rascal and fibbing to a FBI.
He faced a judgment of 24-30 months in prison. However, the testimony he provided, as good as an undisclosed medical condition that has sum filed underneath seal, competence have factored into a rebate in his sentence.
Skuhrovec was a part-time comparison bureau partner in former Cuyahoga County Auditor Frank Russo’s bureau though got a second pursuit as an appraiser in a sheriff’s bureau with assistance from Dimora and Russo.
In return, Skuhrovec certified providing party and other favors, including fund-raising assistance for Russo’s brother, Cuyahoga County Probate Judge Anthony Russo.
In his defence agreement, Skuhrovec said he told Russo about a residence he appraised on Chagrin River Road that competence sell for $180,000 to $190,000. He did so meditative a residence competence be a good fit for Russo’s son, Vince, if he designed to pierce closer to his father. Skuhrovec also certified that he lied to investigators when he pronounced he never hosted a fundraiser for Anthony Russo and that he never discussed his genuine estate appraisals with Dimora, Russo or any other open official.
Valentin had asked for assistance from Dimora in removing a visa for a friend.
Valentin is a owners of Salva Stone Design and was charged Nov. 20, 2009, pleaded guilty Dec. 16, 2009 and testified agianst Dimora.
Valentin certified providing $3,250 in home improvements, including slab countertops, to Dimora in sell for Dimora assisting Valentin’s crony obtain a visa.
Dimora did not compensate for a slab Valentin supposing and usually after Dimora schooled he was underneath review did his mother Lori call Valentin, seeking his mailing address, according to Valentin’s plea. Dimora afterwards wrote Valentin a check for $250.
Federal prosecutors also contend that a crony and a relations of Valentin were hired in a Auditor’s bureau by Russo in sell for favors. Valentin faced 4 to 10 months in jail and/or residence arrest.