Ex-housing chief gets 10 months in Ohio probe


AKRON, Ohio (AP) -- The former head of Cleveland's public housing agency has been sentenced to 10 months in prison for lying to FBI agents in a public corruption investigation.

Federal Judge Sara Lioi (LEE'-oy) in Akron sentenced 54-year-old George Phillips-Olivier on Wednesday following his conviction last December.

He was acquitted on four other charges that he had accepted golf outings, tickets to sporting events, drinks and meals in return for steering Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH'-guh) Metropolitan Housing Authority contracts.

The federal investigation of county government in Cleveland led to more than 50 convictions and guilty pleas involving elected officials, county employees and contractors.