- Associated Press - Thursday, May 22, 2014

CLEVELAND (AP) - A judge has sentenced a former school superintendent to a year in prison on charges that he and another official took bribes from the operator of a childcare center renting space from their suburban Cleveland school district.

Fifty-two-year-old Robert Moore was superintendent of the Richmond Heights district. He pleaded guilty to one count each of bribery and theft in office.

A judge also sentenced 43-year-old Richard Muse to 10 months in prison Wednesday on charges of theft in office and forgery. Muse was the district’s buildings director.

Investigators from the Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH’-guh) County prosecutor’s office and sheriff’s department arrested the men during a sting operation Feb. 28. They had accepted a payment from the childcare operator earlier in the day.

Their attorneys did not immediately return calls seeking comment Thursday.

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