CLEVELAND - A former member of the Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Port Authority was sentenced to more than four years in prison on corruption charges Tuesday.
Robert Peto, 58, previously pleaded guilty to violating the Hobbs Act from 2004-2007.
According to court documents, Peto, who lives in Gates Mills, accepted free and discounted home improvements and materials, entertainment, and a financial benefit related to a new car.
The property and favors were provided by Michael Forlani and/or Doan Pyramid LLC and Neteam, AVI, companies in which Forlani, also said to be involved in the Cuyahoga County corruption scandal, had an ownership interest.
"Corruption – in this case taking bribes and utilizing his position as a board member for the Port Authority – will not be tolerated," said Stephen Anthony, special agent in charge of the FBI office in Cleveland.