Cuyahoga County

Three APAs honored for outstanding work

12/5/2013
Embargoed for Release Until December 5, 2103 at 1 p.m.

Three Cuyahoga County Assistant Prosecuting Attorneys were honored by their peers for exemplary work today at the annual meeting of the Ohio Prosecuting Attorneys Association in Columbus.

Anna Faraglia was named this year’s outstanding assistant prosecutor in the State of Ohio. That is the OPAA’s highest award to an unelected prosecutor.

Matthew Meyer and Brian Radigan were recognized as Meritorious Assistant Prosecutors.

Faraglia, 50, joined the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office in the fall of 1997, and has handled many of the office’s most sensitive and important cases involving violence against woman and children. She helped investigate sexual-abuse allegation against Catholic priests, led the successful murder prosecution of Dr. Yazeed Essa and was part of the team preparing the case against Ariel Castro last summer. In November, she led the prosecution team that won an Aggravated Murder conviction of Camilla Terry for killing her three-year-old son.

Meyer, 37, became an Assistant County Prosecutor in 2002. He was also involved in the Essa trial, travelling overseas to gather evidence and leading the nearly two-year extradition battle to bring him back to Cuyahoga County for trial. Experienced in both trial and appellate work, Meyer now serves as Supervising Attorney of the office’s Public Corruption Unit and most recently obtained bribery convictions against two local attorneys: G. Timothy Marshall and Marc Doumbas.

Radigan, 33, was hired as an assistant county prosecutor in 2006 and has been assigned to Major Trial Unit since 2010. In 2009, as a special prosecutor for Lorain County, he helped win a guilty plea to Theft in Office charges from the chief deputy recorder. Last month, he got a guilty verdict from a jury in the murder trial of Andrey Bridges, who killed a transgender woman in Olmsted Falls.

For more than a year in 2011 and 2012, Faraglia, Meyer and Radigan were special prosecutors for Summit County, prosecuting Denny Ross on charges that he murdered Hannah Hill in 1999. A jury convicted Ross on October 5, 2012, after a nine-week trial.

Summit County Prosecutor Sherri Bevan Walsh said of the three…

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