Sex addiction doesn't cut Ohio corruption sentence


AKRON, Ohio (AP) -- A former hospital executive sentenced to nine years in prison in a public corruption investigation in Cleveland has lost his bid for a shorter sentence based on his claim of an out-of-control sex addiction.

A federal judge in Akron ruled Thursday that 66-year-old John Carroll never mentioned a sex addiction until after he pleaded guilty and was sentenced.

Carroll, a former vice president of Cleveland's MetroHealth Medical Center, pleaded guilty to bribery, making false statements and tax fraud.

He was charged with accepting nearly $700,000 worth of rugs, jewelry, a Jacuzzi and trips to India and Japan in exchange for steering construction contracts.

According to The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer (, Carroll says the sex addiction caused him diminished capacity when he pleaded guilty.


Information from: The Plain Dealer,

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