Here’s what I wrote back in September shortly after Frank Russo resigned as a Bill of Information charging him with over twenty federal felony charges was publicly released:
I don’t think it’s really as much of a question whether Russo will cooperate. It’s probably already privately happened. Even if I’m wrong, it’s only a matter of time. Russo is staring down 21 counts of federal bribery charges that he’ll have pled guilty to. That kind of reality gets people to re-evaluate their loyalty to people who aren’t family. He has no public office to hold onto. It’s mitigation […]Full Story... →
The Cuyahoga County Executive race, once expected to be a very high profile campaign, is almost a footnote to tomorrow night’s result. I think it’s chief effect will be to bring out Republicans and independents who vote for Ken Lanci and Matt Dolan, and perhaps some disaffected Dems who end up voting for Lanci. Those Lanci voters might also split their ticket and vote for Ted, though, so that’s good news.
I decided a long time ago to vote for Tim McCormack. First, you have to give this guy a ton of credit for getting enough signatures, over 4,000, to […]Full Story... →
Either somebody is having a blast playing us all for suckers, or….something.
We reported on an imminent resignation of Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Bill Mason in January. Despite epic blog traffic for weeks and hundreds of people searching some combination of “bill mason” and “resignation”, nothing happened. Last week, Scene Magazine in Cleveland reported with near gospel certainty that Mason would resign by the second week in October, then face federal charges. We’re closing in on the first week of October.
Mason is the last remaining pillar of the old machine in Cuyahoga County. In a PD op-ed, a […]Full Story... →
The 2,600-word literary adventure goes on to say that Neiheiser is not concerned about proclaiming his guilt or innocence (though innocence is a recurring theme), but in venting a few things that have been bothering him of late — most notably how federal investigators are prying eggheads who are making the county’s problems worse.
And how do they achieve this, you might ask? By tearing down the very system of commerce our great nation was built upon, says Neiheiser.
Imagine, a teabagger in bed with Ed Fitzgerald….rock on.Full Story... →
This is how revolting the Cuyahoga County Democratic party has become. Bridget McCafferty, who this party has promoted endlessly up the chain because of her Irishness, who has presided over a courtroom for an entire 3 terms, was sitting today in HANDCUFFS, before another judge, and still, incredibly, DOESN’T KNOW HOW TO ENTER A PLEA.
Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Judge Bridget McCafferty, in a red suit, arrived in the courtroom in handcuffs.
She had several spirited discussions with her attorney, Henry Hilow, because she did not want to simply answer “yes” or “no” to the standard […]Full Story... →
Two years later, almost to the day, another swarm of FBI cars goes on a tour of Cuyahoga County, this time picking up perps instead of documents. Much has been written about Jimmy Dimora & Frank Russo. Not much about Judges Bridget McCafferty or Steven Terry. However, McCafferty may become the key to what’s left of this case, and my money is on this lady singing like a bird.
McCafferty got her start working with former Ohio state senator Pat Sweeney, who is now a professor at CSU and a lobbyist. Sweeney was McCafferty’s chief backer early […]Full Story... →
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