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Convicted Mahoning County deputy repleased from prison

Published: Sat, April 21, 2012 @ 4:32 a.m.


Michael Budd, a former major in the Mahoning County Sheriff’s Office, has been released from federal prison and is now housed at the Community Corrections Association Inc. in Youngstown.

Budd, 51, of Boardman, was found guilty at trial in 2005 of ordering the beating of inmate Tawhon Easterly, obstructing justice and personally roughing up two other inmates. He was sentenced to 97 months in prison.

Budd is housed at the CCA facility, but permitted to leave for work purposes. He may ultimately be placed on house arrest after he has established a viable address with CCA caseworkers.

Budd has been at the CCA since March 8. He will be released from CCA supervision Aug. 4.


1bmanresident(607 comments)posted 4 years, 3 months ago

Budd was just another egocentric guy abusing is power of being a police officer. There are fewer and fewer honest respectable cops out there nowadays.

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2jfgiancola(177 comments)posted 4 years, 3 months ago

Hey CCA..........this Bud's for you!

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3MLC75(661 comments)posted 4 years, 3 months ago

There are a lot of good police officers,who care about the public,but a few are ego driven.The ego driven police officers are the one's who bully the public.

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4excel(1312 comments)posted 4 years, 3 months ago

The man involved who beat the crap out of the female deputy was driven by hatred of the system. I doubt if he got any extra time for the assault.

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5joebag09(354 comments)posted 4 years, 3 months ago

You have to wonder where Sheriff Wellington's head was back then? Budd was a realatively inexperienced police officer in general. very little time on the job, yet promoted to such a position! Who's really at fault here?

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6excel(1312 comments)posted 4 years, 3 months ago

Does crime pay?


On the same day a judge freed Tawhon Easterly from state prison, where he had served time for his role in a homicide, Easterly signed a $65,000 agreement settling the civil lawsuits he had filed against the county and its employees in the two beatings.

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7DontBanThisDrone(1046 comments)posted 4 years, 3 months ago

So he was pleased, and then pleased again?


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8bmanresident(607 comments)posted 4 years, 3 months ago

A family connection?? Surely you're not implying... Not in mahoning county!

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9SemiRetired22(29 comments)posted 4 years, 3 months ago

Another one that blew it big time.

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