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Cuyahoga corruption figure's daughter now faces her own criminal charges
Former weights-and-measures inspector is accused of signing off on scales she never checked

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M.L. Schultze
In The Region:

The daughter of one of the key figures in the Cuyahoga County corruption case has herself been indicted by the county grand jury.

Thirty-nine-year-old Lisa Rogers is facing 61 felony charges accusing her of filing dozens of bogus time cards and false reports. She’s charged with tampering with government records, forgery, theft and theft in office.

Rogers had been the Cuyahoga County weights-and-measures inspector until she was fired in August 2012 following an investigation by the Ohio and Cuyahoga County inspectors general. She’s accused of certifying the accuracy of scanners and scales she never inspected and signing false time cards.

Rogers mother is Santina “Sandy” Klimkowski,  a top aide to former County Auditor Frank Russo. Both Klimkowski and Russo have pleaded guilty to federal corruption charges; Russo’s in prison; Klimkowski is to be sentenced at the end of this month.

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