Cuyahoga County

Prosecutors blast convicted Richmond Heights schools superintendent's chance at early release

7/9/2014

Cleveland – Cuyahoga County prosecutors are fighting an attempt by convicted former Richmond Heights Superintendent Robert Moore II to serve a fraction of his corruption sentence.

In a letter sent to state prison officials this week, Matthew Meyer, an assistant county prosecutor, said his office strongly opposes an intensive program that would let Moore out of the Lorain Correctional Institution after serving just 90 days.

Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court Judge Shirley Strickland Saffold in May sentenced Moore to a year in prison for extorting money from a day-care operator.

"If the (Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction) rewards Moore with a community release after a mere 90 days of imprisonment, it will promote a mistaken and backward view that public corruption is not a serious offense,'' wrote Meyer, supervisor of the prosecutor's public corruption unit.

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