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Ex-Ohio Judge Convicted of Lying to FBI

Judge Bridget McCafferty/gov photo

By Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com

It could be prison time for a former Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Judge Bridget McCafferty in Ohio, who was convicted on Friday in federal court of 10 counts of lying to the FBI,  the Cleveland Plain Dealer reported.

Authorities charged that she lied to agents investigating a political ally, then-County Auditor Frank Russo, and improper influence in the court, the paper reported. Each count carries a maximum of five years in prison.

Authorities claim the judge lied to FBI agent who came to her Westlake, Ohio home on Sept. 23, 2008, the Plain Dealer reported. The paper reported in closing arguments that the prosecutor said she lied because she didn’t want to help the FBI build a case and she wanted to avoid public embarrassment as a judge.

Sentencing is set for June 2.