- Associated Press - Friday, June 5, 2015

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) - A county auditor in northeast Ohio already charged in an ongoing corruption case has been indicted on more than two dozen additional charges including theft in office and unauthorized use of property.

A grand jury on Thursday indicted former Mahoning County Auditor Michael Sciortino on 21 counts of unauthorized use of computer or telecommunications property and four counts of theft in office.

The indictment alleges Sciortino used government-owned computers and equipment for his political campaigns and for his private law practice.

Sciortino had already been charged with 22 criminal counts in a separate case for allegedly trying to help a businessman prevent county commissioners from moving county offices out of a building owned by the businessman’s company.

Calls to Sciortino’s attorney seeking comment weren’t immediately returned.

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