Ohio Supreme Court denies motion to dismiss suspension of Yavorcik’s law license


COLUMBUS — The Ohio Supreme Court today denied a motion to dismiss the suspension of Martin Yavorcik’s law license even though a court of appeals overturned his conviction in the Oakhill Renaissance Place corruption case.

The court received a motion to dismiss June 15 from the Mahoning County Bar Association because of the overturned conviction.

The court didn’t explain why it declined the request. But David Comstock Jr., counsel for the county bar association’s grievance committee, which filed the motion, said it was probably because the decision hasn’t been vacated yet by Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court Judge Janet R. Burnside, who oversaw Yavorcik’s 2016 trial.

The 8th District Court of Appeals vacated eight felony convictions against Yavorcik of Boardman on May 10 writing that Cuyahoga County was the wrong place to conduct the trial.

For the complete story, read Saturday’s Vindicator and Vindy.com

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