Demolition Contractor Indicted for Bribing Cleveland Building Official

ABC Construction LLC owner paid bribes to Cleveland's chief of the demolition bureau to ensure work performed was quickly inspected and payments received faster

Crain's Cleveland
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Martin Fano, owner and operator of ABC Construction LLC, North Royalton, Ohio, was indicted on seven counts of honest services mail and wire fraud. A federal grand jury indicted Fano for paying cash bribes to Rufus Taylor, the chief of Cleveland's demolition bureau. Allegedly, Fano paid to have the company's completed work inspected quickly after completion and to receive faster payments.

Fano pleaded guilty to bribery and extortion charges in September. His sentencing is scheduled for April.

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