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Attorney criticizes Mahoning County Probate Judge as she seeks his job

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Susan Maruca Susan Maruca

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - Valley Attorney Susan Maruca announced she'll throw her hat in the ring as a candidate for Mahoning County Probate Judge in 2014.

From her law office in downtown Youngstown, Attorney Maruca tells news reporters she has growing concerns about the office that handles the finances of the county's most vulnerable, because of current Probate Judge Mark Belinky's questionable handling of his own personal finances.

21 News confirmed that Probate Judge Mark Belinky has just had a judgement filed against him for over $27,000; a loan that dates back to his 2008 campaign.

Money will be garnished from his check, and a judge has already signed off on it.

Judge Belinky also has more than $1,000 in unpaid parking tickets and other financial issues.

"If elected, I will not hold myself above the law. If I'm elected the probate judge ... If I issue a fine, I will make sure I pay my fines just like everyone else," Maruca says.

Judge Belinky was not available and did not return a call for comment.

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