Sciortino removed from office

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – Three judges appointed by the Ohio Supreme Court decided on Monday to suspend Mahoning County Auditor Michael Sciortino from his position.

Sciortino’s term was set to end March 8, with Meacham taking over March 9 and being sworn in March 10. In November, the panel denied Sciortino’s request to have a lawyer present during the appeal of his suspension.

Ralph Meacham defeated Sciortino in November’s election and will take over for Sciortino.

WKBN has obtained a copy of the full letter of the rejection of Sciortino’s appeal.

Sciortino, along with Youngstown Mayor John McNally and lawyer Marty Yavorcik were all indicted in May 2014 for their alleged roles in trying to keep the county from buying Oakhill Renaissance Place in Youngstown.

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