Yavorcik continues representing self in Oakhill corruption case

The Youngstown lawyer appeared in court in Cleveland Thursday

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WYTV) – Jury selection for the trial of Youngstown attorney Marty Yavorcik will begin Monday at 9 a.m., WKBN has learned after an initial hearing Thursday.

Yavorcik’s case, regarding the he Oakhill corruption scandal, continued in a Cleveland courtroom Thursday. Yavorcik is facing 11 counts, including bribery, money laundering and engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity.

Yavorcik represented himself against corruption charges surrounding the purchase of Oakhill Renaissance place.

Thursday, Yavorcik called a couple of witnesses, including an FBI agent and questioned him about his testimony. Both the prosecution and the defense mostly discussed what evidence will be used in the trial.

Yavorcik questioned whether the government could use statements that Yavorcik himself made to prosecute him. The prosecution was criticized at one point for the way they were planning to try and introduce certain statements or evidence.

Youngstown Mayor John McNally and former Mahoning County Treasurer Michael Sciortino have already accepted pleas deals in the case.

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