Mahoning gets nearly $40K for sale of seized health clinic


YOUNGSTOWN

Mahoning County received $37,750 from the sale of a former health clinic on Market Street that law enforcement seized from a doctor convicted of overprescribing pain and anxiety medications.

William Paloski, 75, of Western Reserve Road operated the former BEM Medical Arts Center, a pain-management clinic at 3100 Market St.

Becky Liguori purchased the property from the county at auction. Mahoning County commissioners approved the sale at Thursday’s meeting.

County officials said they are working with the prosecutor’s office to determine how the money will be distributed, but they believe it will go toward the Mahoning Valley Law Enforcement Task Force that raided the clinic and Paloski’s home in 2015.

Paloski, who was indicted on 78 counts, pleaded guilty last year to eight misdemeanor counts of possession of dangerous drugs, four felony counts of trafficking in drugs and one felony count of attempted trafficking in drugs.

Also at Thursday’s meeting, Commissioner Anthony Traficanti fired a shot across the bow of Joe Paloski, who is challenging Commissioner Carol Rimedio-Righetti in the Democratic primary for her seat on the board of commissioners.

Read more about the matter in Friday's Vindiator or on Vindy.com.

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