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Vindicator: Gerberry to Plead Guilty, Resign

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – State Rep. Ron Gerberry, D-59, is expected to plead guilty to a misdemeanor reportedly related to kickbacks of campaign funds and resign from office, The Vindicator reported this morning.

The newspaper cited “three sources close to the investigation” in reporting Gerberry would plead guilty to a bill of information, resign and agree not to seek “elected office for the next seven years.”

According to The Vindicator, Gerberry allegedly overpaid vendors “to make it look like he spent money and then having much of it returned to him as refund.”

Gerberry is a graduate of Youngstown State University and a former high school teacher. He began his political career as a member of the Austintown school board and appointed to the Ohio House of Representatives in 1982. When term limits forced him to leave the legislature, in 2000, he ran for Mahoning County recorder. He returned to the state house in 2007 when he was appointed to fill another unexpired term and since was twice reelected.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.