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Oakhill corruption trial still set for February 29

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In spite of a flurry of motions yet to be decided, the corruption trial of a current and former Valley politician, as well as a Youngstown lawyer is still set to begin one week from Monday.

Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Judge Janet Burnside presided over a pretrial hearing Friday for Youngstown Mayor John McNally, former Mahoning County prosecutor Mike Sciortino and attorney Martin Yavorcik.

According to an indictment, the three allegedly conspired to cover up efforts to stop Mahoning County Commissioners from moving some county offices out of property owned by the Cafaro Company.

The offices were eventually moved into what is now called  Oakhill Renaissance Place.

Judge Burnside approved a motion reducing the number of counts from 73 to 53 charges to streamline the case.

Another pretrial is scheduled for next Friday.

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