BOARDMAN, Ohio (WKBN) — One day after a search warrant was unsealed showing what was taken from the office of Mahoning County Probate Court Judge Mark Belinky last week, clerks at the Mahoning County Court in Boardman released on Tuesday some of the paperwork connected with the search of his Boardman home.
The documents, which were filed by agents with the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation suggest authorities were looking for evidence on a number of possible charges, including bribery, records tampering, money laundering and theft in office, as well as engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity.
Among the items seized from Belinky’s 4032 Windsor Road home was computer equipment, 39 miscellaneous CDs and DVDs, a CD labeled “Judge Belinky spots,” an audio cassette, a United Airlines boarding pass dated Jan. 20,2014, financial documents, and a pencil shaped like a gavel that Belinky had used as campaign material in 2009.
The judge also has a number of tax liens against him, including more than $19,000 to the state, nearly $41,000 to the IRS and more than $1,600 to Mahoning County for property he owns on the South Side of Youngstown, which he reportedly has not paid on since 2010.
Belinky also owes $20,000 plus interest to a Florida businessman who loaned him money during his 2008 campaign, but was never repaid.
To see a copy of the search warrant, click here.
To see a copy of the tax lien, click here.
To see a copy of Belinky’s financial disclosure statement, click here.