Former Mayor Sentenced to 10 Years for Gambling, Bribery

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A former mayor in Ohio was sentenced to 10 years in prison after he was convicted of running an illegal gambling ring and taking bribes by a jury.

62 year old Ralph Infante was given the sentence by a judge in Trumbull County Circuit Court. The former politician was mayor of Niles, Ohio for 24 years before he ended up losing a primary race in 2015. Infante was found guilty by a jury of his peers on multiple charges, which included bribery, tampering with records, running an illegal gambling operation, and corruption. He was found to have received almost $200,000 in cash and gifts in exchange for influence.

Infante was sent to prison and will spend the next several years behind bars. No timetable for a potential early release was available as of press time.

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16 May 2018 - 4:32pm

That just confirms my belief that there's not many politicians that you could trust there...if any, a well deserved punishment I guess.

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17 May 2018 - 11:26am

He was a mayor for 24 years ? Wow, is that possible? Maybe it is a small city...

$200,000 in cash and gifts is too small for his time in the position.
In a good interpretation, he turned corrupted in the last years 🤔