Tuesday, January 8 2013 1:55 PM EST2013-01-08 18:55:17 GMT
Michael Forlani will be in Akron Federal court this morning for a sentencing hearing. He has admitted bribing various pubic officials to obtain work for his construction company, Doan Pyramid. TheMore >>
Michael Forlani has stayed mostly out of the headlines, but a man who was a behind the scenes mover and shaker was in court Tuesday and his crimes are being laid out before he's sentenced.
Business owner Michael Forlani was sentenced to 8 years in prison for his role in the Cuyahoga County Corruption scandal.
Forlani was convicted of bribery and racketeering.
His case included taped recordings of Jimmy Dimora warning that if he swung a job to his company that they'd haul him into federal court. And of Forlani telling Frank Russo, "They're not gonna kill us, only the good die young. And we're not good."
Forlani, is an admitted briber who bought influence with politicians to get work for his company, Doan Pyramid.
Prosecutors say Forlani heaped nearly $91,000 on Dimora and his family. Home improvements, cell phones and cars. $38,000 on Maple Heights School Board President Sandy Klimkowsi, tens of thousands on J. Kevin Kelley.