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Warrant sheds light on search of Judge Belinky's Boardman home

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BOARDMAN, Ohio - 21 News has obtained the results of a second search warrant issued in connection with the investigation into Mahoning County Probate Judge Mark Belinky.

The warrant was filed in Mahoning County Court in Boardman to search Belinky's Windsor Road home on Friday.

Special Agents with the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation, confiscated several items from the home including:

  • 2 computer towers
  • 39 CD-R/DVD's
  • One airline boarding pass dated 1-20-14
  • Financial documents with account numbers
  • One CD labeled "Judge Belinky Spots"
  • One audio cassette
  • One deposit slip - Home Savings Bank
  • Gavel, pencil, campaign materials

Authorities also searched Belinky's office in the Mahoning County Courthouse on Friday, confiscating campaign records, a photo copy of campaign checks from 2004, campaign reports from the primary and general elections of 2008, returned campaign post cards and campaign events from 2008, campaign petitions and filing documents from 2014, and information about the location of campaign signs.

Judge Belinky recently filed petitions to run for reelection.

Financial items listed on the search warrant return including a promissory note with wages and garnishment, IRS information, bank statements, tax returns, and an amended W-4 statement from 2007.

Agents also confiscated items marked as Oakhill notes and Venerose property information from 2007.

Although no criminal charges have been filed against the Judge at this time, the search warrant says the investigation covers offenses including bribery, tampering with records, money laundering, theft and theft inoffice.

An affidavit that could reveal more details about the investigation remains under seal for ninety days. An application to seal the affadvit claims that it contains information that could identify uncharged suspects.

Judge Belinky says he has cooperated with law enforcement in the investigation and will continue to do so.

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