Allegations of Official And Vendor Blunders
"Obscene" County Recorder
Released from Prison
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Patrick O'Malley, the former recorder for Cuyahoga County,
Ohio was recently released from federal prison and will complete his
sentence in a Cincinnati halfway house. According to federal officials,
he is scheduled to be released from the halfway house on November 3,
Federal prison officials confirmed they released O'Malley from
Elkton, Ohio's Federal Correctional Institution to serve out the rest of
his prison term in a re-entry environment.
O'Malley pled guilty in U.S. District Court to a federal obscenity
charge in May 2008 and resigned from his office the same day. U.S.
District Judge David Dowd, Jr. sentenced O'Malley to 15 months in
jail; he began that sentence on October 3, 2008.
According to prosecutors, O'Malley committed obscene acts by
maintaining "despicable, disgusting and violent photos of bestiality and
bondage" on computer that were seized from his home in 2004. O'Malley,
who was seeking a divorce at the time, was reported to federal
investigators by his wife, Vicki. She has openly commented that
her former husband kept significant amounts of pornography on his home
computers. They were confiscated and reviewed in 2004 by federal
officials. The couple has since divorced.
According to the information filed against O'Malley at the time of
his arrest, he "did knowingly use an interactive computer service for
the carriage in interstate and foreign commerce of numerous obscene,
lewd, lascivious and filthy pictures, writings and other matters of
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