McNally, Sciortino and Yavorcik to be arraigned May 29


CLEVELAND — Youngstown Mayor John A. McNally, Mahoning County Auditor Michael Sciortino and attorney Martin Yavorcik will be arraigned May 29 in Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court on numerous political corruption charges.

It will be the first court appearances for the three related to Wednesday’s indictment accusing them of 83 criminal counts including engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity, conspiracy, bribery, perjury, money laundering and tampering with records.

The arraignment is scheduled for 8:30 a.m.

The judge who will oversee their cases will be selected through an electronic court system at that arraignment and the first pre-trial hearing is likely to be set, said Joseph F. Frolik, spokesman for the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office.

The judge selected will come from the 34 common pleas general division jurists in the county, he said.

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