MAHONING VALLEY Several people indicted in Cleveland
A woman was charged with engaging in sex acts with an inmate under her authority.
YOUNGSTOWN -- A federal grand jury in Cleveland indicted several people with Mahoning Valley ties on a variety of crimes.
Anthony Allen and Gregory Augustine, both inmates at the Federal Correctional Institution at Elkton in Columbiana County, were charged with possessing contraband in prison.
Allen was charged with possessing a 13-inch steel rod, and Augustine was charged with having a razor blade attached with wire to a broken handle.
In another prison-related matter, the federal government filed a charge against Radeal Link-Vanaugh, 29, of Maple Grove Lane, New Waterford, for engaging in sexual acts with an inmate who was under her supervisory and disciplinary authority, the U.S. attorney said in a press release Wednesday.
The release did not specify the defendant's job title and where the activity occurred.
Indicted on charges of being felons in possession of firearms were Vincent D. Marbley, 36, of Brentwood Avenue, Youngstown, and Jonathan M. Barnes, 31, last known to have lived on Hamilton Street, S.W., in Warren.
Social Security case
Sonya E. Connors, 38, of West LaClede Avenue, Youngstown, was indicted on a charge of Social Security fraud. The indictment says she applied in 1992 for spousal benefits and children's benefits for her daughter and claimed she was the common-law wife of a disabled worker.
The indictment adds that she was legally married to someone else in May 1996 and concealed that marriage from the Social Security Administration, receiving some $25,763 in benefits she wasn't entitled to from June 1996 through August 2001.