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Ex-Cleveland demolition bureau manager charged with soliciting, taking bribes from contractors

August 24, 2018

Ex-Cleveland demolition bureau manager charged with soliciting, taking bribes from contractors

CLEVELAND, Ohio — The former manager of the city of Cleveland’s demolition bureau was charged Friday with soliciting and taking bribes from contractors in exchange for preferential treatment, federal prosecutors say.

Rufus Taylor, 60, is charged with bribery in a federally funded program and extortion. The charges were filed via a criminal information, which usually means a plea agreement is forthcoming.

His charges follow an investigation by the FBI and other agencies, according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

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