Former Cleveland Councilman Sentenced

Cleveland - Former Cleveland City Council member Joe Cimperman will avoid jail time. He was sentenced Tuesday on 26 misdemeanor charges dating back to as early as 2002 that include "having an unlawful interest in public contracts." 

Photo courtesy of Ken Robinson / WTAM 1100

Cimperman, pictured in between his council, did get a year in prison, but that jail time was suspended. Cimperman will however pay a $10,000 fine, serve a year of probation and 100 hours of community service.  

This not Cimperman's first run in with the Ohio Ethics Commission. Back in 2008, he reportedly accepted a massive amount of 350 gifts that were later found to be given to him vecause of the birth of his daughter and his family's house burning down. 

Cimperman served as a Cleveland City Councilman for 18 years before he resigned in 2016.

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