Cleared: CMHA boss acquitted of federal corruption-related charg - 19 Action News|Cleveland, OH|News, Weather, Sports

Cleared: CMHA boss acquitted of federal corruption-related charges

Posted: Updated:
AKRON, OH (WOIO) -

CMHA boss George Phillips-Oliver has been cleared of charges in a federal corruption case that unfolded over the last few years in Cuyahoga County.

A federal jury acquitted Phillips-Oliver of all corruption-related charges except one about lying to FBI agents.
 

The 53-year old was indicted on the charge of conspiracy to commit bribery concerning programs receiving federal funds, conspiracy to commit wire fraud and wire fraud.

Phillips-Oliver oversaw a $233 million tax funded agency and prosecutors claim he lavished millions of that on favored contractors who supplied him with adult entertainment, golf outings and gifts.

CMHA released the following statement Wednesday afternoon:

"We respect the decision of the jury and believe that we have in place all the proper safeguards to insure the integrity of CMHA. We are very proud of the work we have completed in the community with our investment in newly revitalized developments, sustainable initiatives, as well as providing safe and affordable housing for our residents. We did not allow this proceeding to distract from our mission to serve our residents, and we will continue to move forward." said CMHA Board Chairman Ronald V. Johnson, Jr.

 

 

Copyright 2011 woio. All rights reserved.

  • Seen on 19Seen on 19More>>

  • 51 UPS locations breached by malware

    UPS notifies customers of potential data compromise

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 8:51 PM EDT2014-08-21 00:51:58 GMT
    The UPS Store discovered malware identified in the bulletin on systems at 51 locations in 24 states (about 1 percent) of 4,470 franchised center locations throughout the U.S.
    More >>
    The UPS Store discovered malware identified in the bulletin on systems at 51 locations in 24 states (about 1 percent) of 4,470 franchised center locations throughout the U.S. UPS is providing an information website, identity protection and credit monitoring services to customers whose information may have been compromised.
    More >>
  • Recall: Possible glass shards in Corona beer

    Recall: Possible glass shards in Corona beer

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 7:05 AM EDT2014-08-20 11:05:35 GMT
    Constellation Brands Beer announced they're recalling packages of Corona Extra Beer that could contain small particles of glass.More >>
    Constellation Brands Beer announced they're recalling packages of Corona Extra Beer that could contain small particles of glass.More >>
Powered by WorldNow