CLEVELAND – Cuyahoga County Prosecuting Attorney Ann Rowland says Cuyahoga County Executive, Ed FitzGerald is not a target in the county’s corruption investigation.
This, after FitzGerald’s name popped up during Michael Forlani sentencing testimony Friday from an FBI agent on the witness stand.
The agent testified that Forlani provided money through masked donations to FitzGerald’s campaign fund in 2008.
“We have no evidence Ed FitzGerald knew Michael Forlani had anything to do with these contributions" said Rowland in a statement released to NewsChannel5 Chief Investigator Ron Regan.
"The 'public official' designation in pleadings in no way suggests the person described is a target" said Rowland.
In August, Michael Forlani pled guilty to corruption charges and will face 70 to 90 months in a federal prison.
Ed FitzGerald is the former mayor of Lakewood and was elected to Cuyahoga County Executive in 2010. He is up for re-election next year but is exploring the option of running for Ohio Governor.
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