Corrections Officer Indicted on Bribery Charges

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Timothy Thomas

CLEVELAND– A 40-year-old Cuyahoga County Corrections Officer was indicted by a grand jury Thursday morning and then arrested shortly after by Cleveland police.

Tim Thomas is expected to be arraigned at 8:30 a.m. on August 27 on several charges, including 10 counts of bribery.

He worked at the jail for nearly 20 years.

According to the prosecutor’s office, between March and July, Thomas received at least $2,000 in cash plus a used car, in return for granting a prisoner special treatment.

He is also accused of using his position to delay a prisoner’s court ordered transfer to prison, according to the prosecutor’s office.

“Mr. Thomas used his public service position to line his own pockets,” said Prosecutor Tim McGinty. “We simply cannot tolerate such corruption in Cuyahoga County. We intend to pursue public corruption vigorously whenever and wherever it arises.”