Former Job and Family Services director’s cocaine conviction sealed


WARREN, Ohio (WYTV) – The former Trumbull County Job and Family Services Director convicted of cocaine possession seven years ago will have his record sealed.

A judge granted 63-year-old Tom Mahoney’s request on Thursday, meaning his felony conviction is expunged from his criminal record.

Back in 2009, Mahoney — who now lives in South Carolina — admitted to buying cocaine from an employee he hired. He was sentenced to four years probation.

In Trumbull County Common Pleas Court on Thursday, he told the judge there’s no amount of apology sincere enough for his actions and poor choices.

“I’ve been very humbled by this experience, your honor,” Mahoney said. “I have learned from this experience and I’m healing and in recovery — and will be healing and in recovery for the rest of my life.”

“He’s done nothing, absolutely nothing incorrect or improper since he was sentenced,” assistant prosecutor Chris Becker said. “So expungement was proper in this situation.”.

Mahoney’s lawyer said he has paid his debt to society.

He added he would like to hopefully improve his financial situation with better employment without a felony on his record.