Saturday, January 27, 2007

More CWD Corruption

Businessman gets prison term
Cleveland Plain Dealer January 26, 2007

The owner of a large trucking company was sentenced to two years in federal prison Thursday after admitting that he bribed a Cleveland Water Department official with cash and three used cars. Sebastian Morabito, 61, pleaded guilty last year to conspiracy to bribe a public official.

Morabito paid bribes to Norman Gore, who was a supervisor at the Water Department's Harvard Yard. In exchange, Gore approved payments to Morabito Trucking and Cleveland Central Enterprise -- both owned by Morabito -- for loads of slag and limestone that were never delivered. Between 1998 and 2003, Morabito's companies made an extra $75,000, prosecutors said.

Seven people, including Gore, have been convicted of paying or accepting bribes tied to Water Department business at Harvard Yard on the city's southeast side. Gore ran Harvard Yard's warehouse and handled purchasing. He is serving a five-year prison sentence for accepting bribes.


Here is a link to the history of stories relating to the bribery and fraud in Cleveland Water Dept. More Cleveland Water Dept. Corruption

Hopefully the residents of Cuyahoga County will open their eyes and see an overhaul of all Cleveland and Cuyahoga County leadership is needed.

Like the airport runway project, this is just another example of failed leadership in our area.


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