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Owner of Broma Technologies Charged in Connection With Public Corruption Investigation May 25, 2010

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A two-count Information was filed charging Anthony Ma of Moreland Hills, Ohio, in connection with the Cuyahoga County public corruption investigation. Ma owns Broma Technologies located in Cleveland, Ohio.

The Information charges Ma with participating in two Hobbs Act Conspiracies. Ma is first charged with giving kickbacks to Kevin Payne, then Chief of Staff of the Engineer’s Office, and to one unnamed County Auditor’s Office employee, with Daniel Gallagher, a former Chief of Staff for the Engineer’s Office, acting as the intermediary. In return, Payne helped Broma obtain a Docuware contract. Ma is also charged with giving kickbacks to public officials, including Kelley and Payne, in return for their influence on a lucrative subcontract for the Geographic Information Systems project. Gallagher served as the intermediary on these kickbacks, as well. In total, Ma agreed to pay approximately $199,000 in kickbacks.

The following were charged previously in connection with the Cuyahoga County corruption investigation:

DEFENDANT

ROLE
DATE CHARGED
CASE STATUS
John Kevin Kelley Former Geographic Information Systems project manager, Cuyahoga County Engineer’s Office Former President, Parma City School District Board of Education, Principal, J. Kevin Kelley Consulting, LLC
6/12/2009
Awaiting Sentencing Guilty Plea 7/1/2009
Kevin F. Payne Retired Chief of Staff, Engineer’s Office, Cuyahoga County 6/12/2009 Awaiting Sentencing Guilty Plea 7/1/2009
Daniel P. Gallagher Retired Chief of Staff, Engineer’s Office, Cuyahoga County Principal, The Eagle Group 6/12/2009 Awaiting Sentencing Guilty Plea 7/2/2009
Brian Schuman Former co-executive director, Alternatives Agency 6/12/2009 Awaiting Sentencing Guilty Plea 7/2/2009
Steven Wayne Pumper Chief Executive Officer, DAS Construction 7/8/2009 Awaiting Sentencing Guilty Plea 7/17/2009 $3,664.00 payment toward restitution 11/9/2009 $5,000.00 payment toward restitution 1/5/2010
Dennis Dooley Principal Office Assistant, Cuyahoga County Auditor’s Office 7/22/2009 Awaiting Sentencing Guilty Plea 9/9/2009
John J. Carroll Former Vice President of Facilities and Construction Services 8/6/09 Awaiting Sentencing Guilty Plea 9/9/2009
Nilesh R. Patel Former Vice President of East West Construction Company 8/6/09 Awaiting Sentencing Guilty Plea 9/9/2009
Anthony Sinagra Former principal of AC Sinagra & Associates, Former Mayor of Lakewood, Ohio Former member of The Ohio Senate. 8/13/09 Awaiting Sentencing Guilty Plea 8/31/2009
Santina Klimkowski Former elected member of the Maple Heights School Board of Education from 1981 to 2005 Former Department of Appraisal Specialist, Auditor’s Office 9/18/09 Awaiting Sentencing Guilty Plea 10/2/2009 $91,859.48 payment toward restitution 1/25/10 $57,100 Forfeiture Order 3/26/2010
Timothy Armstrong Attorney, Sole Practitioner 9/18/09 Guilty Plea 9/29/2009 $1.2 Million payment toward restitution 12/30/09 $373,545 payment toward restitution 1/29/10 Sentenced 2/3/10: 42 months imprisonment; restitution: $1,573,345 (paid)
Bruce Zaccagnini Partner, Belcuy Partners 9/18/09 Guilty Plea 10/2/09 $500,000 payment toward restitution 11/2/09 Sentenced 2/2/2010: 60 months imprisonment; restitution: $3,215,845
John Valentin Principal in Stone Design 11/20/09 Awaiting Sentencing Guilty Plea 12/16/2009
Dinesh Bafna President of Mont Granite 11/20/09 Awaiting Sentencing Guilty Plea 12/8/09
Thomas Greco Retired, Former Agent of MetroHealth Systems 11/23/09 Arraignment 11/24/09 Plead Not Guilty 11/24/09
$1.95 Million Proceeds from Louis Damiani’s criminal activity Civil Forfeiture 12/11/09 Forfeiture filed 12/11/09
Joseph Gallucci Former employee of Auditor’s Office 11/22/09 Awaiting Sentencing Guilty Plea 1/8/2010 $15,000 payment toward restitution 12/30/09 $1,055 payment toward restitution 2/3/2010
Nicholas A. Zavarella Zavarella Brothers Construction 2/24/10 Awaiting Sentencing Guilty Plea 3/10/10
Joseph P. O’Malley Former employee of Auditor’s Office as an independent contractor. Former employee of the Cuyahoga County Recorder’s Office 4/19/10 Awaiting Sentencing Guilty Plea 4/27/2010
Ferris Kleem Owner of Blaze Construction 4/22/10 Awaiting Sentencing Guilty Plea 5/7/2010

If convicted, the defendant’s sentence will be determined by the Court after review of factors unique to this case, including the defendant’s prior criminal record, if any, the defendant’s role in the offense and the characteristics of the violation. In all cases the sentence will not exceed the statutory maximum and in most cases it will be less than the maximum.

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