Struthers man pleads guilty in Fat Man's Auto Sales corruption case

YOUNGSTOWN — A principal defendant in the Fat Man’s Auto Sales corruption case has pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of attempted engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity.

All other charges against Michael Mrosko, 33, of Grandview Avenue, Struthers, were dropped.

Mrosko pleaded guilty today before Judge John M. Durkin of Mahoning County Common Pleas Court, who will sentence him at 8:30 a.m. Oct. 15.

Dawn Cantalamessa, an assistant county prosecutor, recommended a four-year prison term for Mrosko. The available prison sentencing range is one to five years in prison, and Mrosko could be fined up to $10,000.

In the plea agreement, Cantalamessa dropped 127 other counts against him, including numerous motor vehicle offenses, theft and tampering with records counts.

For the complete story, see Wednesday's Vindicator and

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