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.
CLEVELAND - Another man has been indicted in connection to the Cuyahoga County corruption investigation.
William Montague, former Director of the Louis Stokes VA Medical Center, was indicted on Wednesday by a grand jury.
According to the indictment filed in the U.S. District Court, Montague was charged with conspiracy to commit mail/wire fraud, bribery of public officials, disclosing public contract information, mail fraud, wire fraud, money laundering and other related charges totaling a 36-count indictment.
"As a Veterans Affairs Medical Center Director, William Montague misled staff and misused his position to enrich himself and businesses pursuing contracts with the Veterans Administration," said Stephen D. Anthony, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Cleveland Office. "The arrest of Montague reflects law enforcement's continued dedication to root out corruption at any level."
The indictment said Montague accepted gifts from Michael Forlani, who is serving eight years in prison after pleading guilty to bribery and racketeering.
The 61-year-old Brecksville man was the director of the Cleveland VA center from 1995 to 2010, when he retired.
Montague is expected in federal court Wednesday at 1:30 p.m.
More County Corruption
A former aide to disgraced Cuyahoga County Commissioner Frank Russo is scheduled to be sentenced Monday on corruption charges.
A former Cuyahoga County employee has been indicted by a Grand Jury for falsifying data inspection and forging signatures, Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Timothy McGinty announced Thursday.
Jimmy Dimora was visited by his wife and daughter Friday at the Cuyahoga County Jail where he is being held while a grand jury investigates his role in another alleged bribery scheme.
The visitation logs for former Cuyahoga County Commissioner Jimmy Dimora and County Auditor Frank Russo have just been released.
Two key players in the Cuyahoga County corruption scandal are both back in the Cuyahoga County Jail.
Former Cuyahoga County Commissioner Jimmy Dimora will remain behind Cuyahoga County Jail bars this weekend.
Sources inside the Cuyahoga County jail confirm that former Cuyahoga County Commissioner Jimmy Dimora has testified before a grand jury.
Former Cuyahoga County Commissioner Jimmy Dimora is back at the Cuyahoga County jail, sources at the jail confirm.