Ohio, fed authorities search Judge Mark Belinky's home, probate court

YOUNGSTOWN — Agents from the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation with help from the FBI and the Mahoning County Sheriff’s Office searched the county probate court late today as well as the home of Probate Judge Mark Belinky.

Judge Belinky, who earlier this week filed to run for re-election, would not comment other than to read a brief statement which said: “On the advice of counsel, I will only say that since my election I have faithfully discharged my duties as judge of the Mahoning County Probate Court.”

Jill Del Greco, a spokeswoman for BCI, said BCI is the lead agency in the investigation and that the FBI and sheriff’s office were assisting. She would not say what agents were searching for, only that they served warrants at the probate court as well as Judge Belinky’s Windsor Road home in Boardman.

She said agents seized documents and electronic evidence, such as computers.

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