METRO DIGEST || Probe clears Struthers judge


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An investigation into a pair of affidavits alleging drug use and fraud by Struthers Municipal Judge Dominic Leone during his campaign has found no evidence of wrongdoing on the part of the judge.

Jill DelGreco, a spokeswoman for the Ohio Attorney General’s office, said the state Bureau of Criminal Investigation found no evidence to warrant pressing charges and was in the process of closing the case. The state has turned the case back to the Mahoning County Prosecutor’s office with the recommendation not to press charges.

Mahoning County Prosecutor Paul Gains said he had no intention of pressing charges and, as far as he’s concerned, the case is closed.

Judge Leone said the results were a “big relief” and that he intends to focus on his job moving forward.

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