- Associated Press - Friday, April 22, 2016

CLEVELAND (AP) - A one-time county prosecutor candidate has been sentenced to a year of house arrest and five years’ probation in a long-running corruption probe in the Youngstown area.

Forty-two-year-old Martin Yavorcik (yuh-VOR’-sik) was sentenced Friday in the same Cleveland courtroom where a jury convicted him last month of racketeering, bribery, conspiracy and tampering with records.

Yavorcik represented himself at trial. He and others were accused of having roles in an unsuccessful effort to stop the move of county offices from a building owned by a wealthy Youngstown-area businessman.

Youngstown Mayor John McNally and former Mahoning (mah-HOH’-ning) County Auditor Michael Sciortino (shor-TEEN’-oh) received probation after plea deals.

Prosecutors say Yavorcik offered to drop a criminal probe of McNally and Sciortino if he were elected Mahoning County prosecutor.

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