Former Niles auditor Nader gets 3 years probation

WARREN — Former Niles auditor Charles Nader was sentenced to three years probation today for his use of a city computer and server system while operating his private tax-preparation business and two misdemeanor ethics charges related to him doing tax work for two vendors who did or sought to do business with the city.

Judge Patricia Cosgrove handed down the sentence in Trumbull County Common Pleas Court.

Nader, 64, apologized for his conduct, which came to light during the investigation of corruption in the city that eventually resulted in Infante being sentenced today to 10 years in prison on 22 convictions.

The judge sentenced Nader to 11 months in prison on the felony charge and six months on the misdemeanor, but he will not serve that unless he violates his probation, which requires him to pay a fine of $2,500 and perform 200 hours of community service.

The last of the three defendants is Judy Infante, wife of the former mayor, who will be sentenced Tuesday.

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