Cuyahoga corruption figure Steven Pumper sentenced to 8 years in prison

Judge orders $2 million in restitution

AKRON, Ohio - Cuyahoga County corruption figure Steven Pumper was sentenced Wednesday to 8 years in federal prison and ordered to pay $2 million in restitution for his role in the corruption scandal.

Pumper was a key figure in the FBI corruption probe who agreed to work with federal prosecutors in the early stages of the investigation.

His cooperation resulted in the successful prosecution of former Cuyahoga County Commissioner Jimmy Dimora and former county auditor Frank Russo.

Pumper was the president of a local construction company that was looking to obtain lucrative county contracts.

He pled guilty to his role in the corruption scandal in July, 2009 and has remained free on bond for the last 4 and a half years.


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