AKRON, Ohio - The weeklong evidence phase has wrapped up in the sentencing of a northeast Ohio contractor caught in a public corruption investigation.
Prosecutors used the Akron federal court hearing to detail the extent of Michael Forlani's crimes. He pleaded guilty to bribery-related charges involving county government in Cleveland.
The evidence portion of the hearing ended Monday. The sentencing was continued to Feb. 8.
The Forlani sentencing could be one of the final chapters in a five-year FBI probe which led to 60 convictions and 40 people sent to prison.
One bribe target was former Cuyahoga County Commissioner Jimmy Dimora. The former county Democratic chairman was sentenced to 28 years in prison.
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