Former County Employee Indicted in Corruption Case

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CLEVELAND, Ohio — A former Cuyahoga County employee, whose mother is awaiting sentencing in connection with the corruption scandal that rocked the local government, has been indicted on 61 felonies.

Lisa Rogers, 39, who worked in the Fiscal Office of Weights and Measures, is facing dozens of charges, including forgery, theft in office and tampering with records.

According to court records, she falsified data in her inspection reports. She’s also accused of forging signatures of store managers.

According to a release from the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office, Rogers was fired in August 2012 after an internal investigation indicated “a pattern of misconduct.”

Rogers is the daughter of Santina (Sandy) Klimkowski, who was a top aide to former Auditor Frank Russo.

Klimkowski pleaded guilty to assisting in a bribery scheme worth more than $1 million. Klimkowski will be sentenced later this month.

Russo is currently serving a 22-year sentence for corruption related crimes.  He may be re-sentenced for his cooperation in the prosecution of other participants in the county scandal.

For extended coverage on the corruption scandal, click here.