YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – It could be quite a while before the latest Oak Hill Renaissance corruption case gets to trial, and defense lawyers are looking to have it thrown out.
Attorneys for local lawyer Marty Yavorcik have filed papers asking a judge in Cleveland to dismiss the indictment handed up earlier this spring, claiming prosecutors have taken way too long to get it.
Yavorcik, along with Youngstown Mayor John McNally and Mahoning County Auditor Mike Sciortino are all charged in the case.
Attorney Jennifer Scott wrote in her brief that the amount of time given to the state to bring charges should have started back in July 2011, when the first Oak Hill case was dismissed.
Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine took a look at the case and decided to file charges against the trio in Cuyahoga County in May of this year.
The charges against McNally, Sciortino and Yavorcik include engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity, perjury, bribery and money laundering related to the 2006 sale of the Oak Hill Renaissance Place.