City hall corruption

Judge ignored his building employee’s bribe demands

More details are emerging about what appears to be at least a 5-year federal investigation of local government officials, landfill operations and contractors tied to demolition, tax evasion, misappropriation of block grant funds and environmental crimes. The investigation appears to have been launched when Steve Dettelbach was ex-President Barack Obama’s U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio. The name of Cleveland Housing Court Judge Ronald O’Leary surfaced in connection with the federal investigation during his 2017 judicial campaign while he was still employed by Mayor Frank Jackson as the head of the city’s building, housing and demolition departments.   At…

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Pressure from EJBNEWS gets city hall action on backlogged building permits

Russian Ed Rybka seems to have a preference for hiring aliens instead of natural born Cleveland residents to work in the city's building department. He's doing it with the permission of Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson. City hall is not a sanctuary hiring hall for illegal aliens and possible war criminals. Jackson's hiring foreigners as cops.

In the city where council never uses its congressional-like power to hold hearings and learn if employees the mayor supervises are obeying ordinances, or if the ordinances need tweaking, a backlog of building and housing permits may be caught up “without overtime” if Mayor Frank Jackson’s chief development official follows-up. Jackson’s chief of regional development, Ed Rybka, met with building and housing workers on Tuesday and told them to catch up on getting backlogged permits to contractors and property owners.   There’s more than a 4-month backlog of unfilled permit requests that has pissed off smaller contractors and property owners who’ve…

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