Ohio school officials get prison in theft case


CLEVELAND (AP) -- A judge has sentenced a former school superintendent to a year in prison on charges that he and another official took bribes from the operator of a childcare center renting space from their suburban Cleveland school district.

Fifty-two-year-old Robert Moore was superintendent of the Richmond Heights district. He pleaded guilty to one count each of bribery and theft in office.

A judge also sentenced 43-year-old Richard Muse to 10 months in prison Wednesday on charges of theft in office and forgery. Muse was the district's buildings director.

Investigators from the Cuyahoga County prosecutor's office and sheriff's department arrested the men during a sting operation Feb. 28. They had accepted a payment from the childcare operator earlier in the day.

Their attorneys did not immediately return calls seeking comment Thursday.

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