story of Judge Cronin who was a Youngstown-area Common Pleas judge. She took an $18,000 loan from a wealthy Youngstown family to pay gambling debts while she was sitting repeatedly on cases, the Cafaro famly construction and other businesses had in front of her as a Judge. Of course the other side never knew any of this.
The judicial faud is going to cost Judge Cronin 7 years behind bars. The loan in itself was ok, the failure to disclose the loan and the subsequent adjudication of cases of cases for the Cafaro constituted faud.