Corruption Sentencing: Plea for Mercy - News, Weather, Sports, Toledo, OH

Corruption Sentencing: Plea for Mercy

Mark Lime to go before judge Wednesday for corruption charges Mark Lime to go before judge Wednesday for corruption charges

A former local government official get sentenced Wednesday morning for corruption, and we're hearing from him in his own words.

Mark Lime will go before Judge Kathleen Sutula. Lime worked as the head of the criminal division for the Cuyahoga County Clerk of Courts, and he plead guilty to pocketing court money little by little.

He kept money paid by bondsman, and he ultimately agreed to pay back well over $8,000.

In a letter to the judge just filed with the court, Lime wrote, "I am writing to explain...and to apologize. I can't explain to you why only that the money I took added up over time. I had no idea how much it actually amounted to."

"When I worked on Saturdays, the bondsman would just leave the fee...I began in small increments to keep the fee. On occasion I kept the bond judgment payment without generating a receipt."

Lime ended by writing, "I broke the law and the trust placed in me by the public. I am very sorry...I...ask for a second chance."

This comes as a new 45 page audit exposes past mismanagement in the clerk's office. The audit covers 2011-2012.

Andrea Rocco took over in January of this year as the new head of the Cuyahoga County Clerk's Office. She has already been making sweeping changes.

We have the full audit posted here.

Stay tuned to 19 Action News for the latest on the sentencing.

Copyright 2013 WOIO. All rights reserved.

 

  • Headlines from Lucas, Wood, Ottawa, Fulton & Monroe CountiesNewsMore>>

  • The Fair Housing Center announces partnership with Lucas Metropolitan Housing Authority

    The Fair Housing Center announces partnership with Lucas Metropolitan Housing Authority

    Friday, June 22 2018 7:31 PM EDT2018-06-22 23:31:37 GMT
    (1 in 5 Americans live with a disability, that means a good amount of the 19,000 individuals who work with the Lucas Metropolitan Housing Authority might need special accommodations. )(1 in 5 Americans live with a disability, that means a good amount of the 19,000 individuals who work with the Lucas Metropolitan Housing Authority might need special accommodations. )
    (1 in 5 Americans live with a disability, that means a good amount of the 19,000 individuals who work with the Lucas Metropolitan Housing Authority might need special accommodations. )(1 in 5 Americans live with a disability, that means a good amount of the 19,000 individuals who work with the Lucas Metropolitan Housing Authority might need special accommodations. )

    1 in 5 Americans live with a disability, that means a good amount of the 19,000 individuals who work with the Lucas Metropolitan Housing Authority might need special accommodations. 

    More >>

    1 in 5 Americans live with a disability, that means a good amount of the 19,000 individuals who work with the Lucas Metropolitan Housing Authority might need special accommodations. 

    More >>
  • Ohio Department of Health observes increase in cases of hepatitis A tied to certain risk factors

    Ohio Department of Health observes increase in cases of hepatitis A tied to certain risk factors

    Friday, June 22 2018 5:37 PM EDT2018-06-22 21:37:11 GMT
    As of June 20, the Ohio Department of Health showed Lucas County with 20 hepatitis A cases. (SOURCE: ODH)As of June 20, the Ohio Department of Health showed Lucas County with 20 hepatitis A cases. (SOURCE: ODH)
    As of June 20, the Ohio Department of Health showed Lucas County with 20 hepatitis A cases. (SOURCE: ODH)As of June 20, the Ohio Department of Health showed Lucas County with 20 hepatitis A cases. (SOURCE: ODH)
    The Ohio Department of Health has declared a statewide community outbreak of hepatitis A after observing an increase in cases linked to certain risk factors. Ohio is reporting 79 hepatitis A cases associated with the outbreak so far this year, almost double the number of cases reported during all of last year. As of June 20, ODH data show Lucas County with 20 cases and Hancock County with five cases. Other counties cited were Wood with three, Ottawa with two, and Sandusky, Sene...More >>
    The Ohio Department of Health has declared a statewide community outbreak of hepatitis A after observing an increase in cases linked to certain risk factors. Ohio is reporting 79 hepatitis A cases associated with the outbreak so far this year, almost double the number of cases reported during all of last year. As of June 20, ODH data show Lucas County with 20 cases and Hancock County with five cases. Other counties cited were Wood with three, Ottawa with two, and Sandusky, Sene...More >>
  • Toledo judges are beginning to arm themselves more for personal safety

    Toledo judges are beginning to arm themselves more for personal safety

    Friday, June 22 2018 5:35 PM EDT2018-06-22 21:35:04 GMT
    (Judge Zmuda has been a judge for 15 years. He said he has seen more judges obtaining CCW's now than ever before.)(Judge Zmuda has been a judge for 15 years. He said he has seen more judges obtaining CCW's now than ever before.)
    (Judge Zmuda has been a judge for 15 years. He said he has seen more judges obtaining CCW's now than ever before.)(Judge Zmuda has been a judge for 15 years. He said he has seen more judges obtaining CCW's now than ever before.)

    A simple accident at the Scott Park Gun range has many wondering if the job of a judge is becoming more dangerous.  

    More >>

    A simple accident at the Scott Park Gun range has many wondering if the job of a judge is becoming more dangerous.  

    More >>
Powered by Frankly