A white woman stole nearly $250,000 from the village of Chagrin Falls.
A Black woman who stole $40,000 from Maple Heights City Schools went before Judge Rick Bell, who sentenced her Tuesday to 18 months in prison.
Only 10 of Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court’s 34 judges have said they plan to sign on to the program.
She paid for a forensic audit to determine how much money she stole and began to work to pay the money back.
Both cited the wide range of latitude that the state’s sentencing laws give judges as another contributor to disparate sentences.
He said that he believes most judges would deny that they hand out disparate sentences and believe they are being fair to each defendant.
Adrine said that most people are subjected to performance measures at their job, and it’s time that judges are too. »