As President Bush visited Lincoln Electric in a NE suburb of Cleveland, FBI agents raided the Cuyahoga County office building in a SW suburban Cleveland. After a long investigation into one county commissioner and the county Auditor, the FBI moved in yesterday and cordoned off the 3rd and 4th floors of the county office building.
Bringing in extra manpower from the Pittsburgh office, they removed 3 U-Haul truckloads of records from the county offices and three area construction companies. The IRS is also involved in the investigation.
Local county government has been dominated by the Democratic party for years, and this is seen locally as a huge blow to their party.
Prime targets in the investigation are Jim Dimora, county commissioner, Frank Russo, Auditor and Kevin Kelley a county worker building a $400,000.00 house on an island in Lake Erie on a salary of $114,000.00 a year, oh a second home that is. He already has a home in his home county.