A Solon man and who testified against former Cuyahoga County Commissioner Jimmy Dimora was sentenced in federal court Wednesday
Charles Randazzo, 63, who ran Twinsburg-based Financial Network of America, was sentenced to five months in prison, five months of house arrest and a $20,000 fine, according to WKYC Channel 3.
Randazzo admitted to bribing Dimora and former Cuyahoga County Auditor Frank Russo in exchange for business for his company.
Randazzo bribed Dimora with artificial palm trees and a tiki hut for his back yard, tickets to a Cleveland Cavaliers game, plus meals and drinks over a period of years.
In exchange, prosecutors say Dimora helped Randazzo's company be selected as the county's deferred compensation provider. Russo used his position as auditor to introduce Randazzo to an employee in the county's payroll department.