Ginmark demolitions paid out of Hardest Hit funds - Cuyahoga County Land Bank

Submitted by lmcshane on Mon, 07/11/2016 - 09:21.
Ginmark demolitions paid out of Hardest Hit funds - Cuyahoga County Land Bank
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I haven't finished entering...crime in progress

I still have to enter all of the demolitions manually - despite fact that I asked County Land Bank for the information in an Excel spreadsheet format (which is allowable under Public Records Request law). So I will update this with final tally soon.

 I am analyzing the 111 page pdf of Cuyahoga County Land Bank demolitions and one of the contractors is Ginmark.  Is this the same Ginmark who owns the former Masonic Building on West 25th St?


Justice Dept CHARGES against City of CLE Demo Chief

“The charges disclosed today prove our continuing resolve to root out fraud and corruption in all forms, especially when the programs involved should have been used to help our neediest families,” said Brad Geary, Special Agent in Charge, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Office of Inspector General. “It is our continuing core mission to work with our Federal law enforcement partners and the United States Attorney’s Office to protect the integrity of our housing programs and to take strong action against those who seek to personally benefit from taxpayer-funded grants.”


Public Corruption


Mike Tobin 216.622.3651 michael [dot] tobin [at] usdoj [dot] gov

Rufus Taylor is living in CMHA

With a massive TAX PAYER FUNDED city pension and hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes, somehow Rufus Taylor "qualifies" for a CMHA apartment at 1300 Crestline Apt. 421 Cleveland, 44109. He also owns 2 houses, one at 6118 Thackeray and another at 9810 Heath, a 2 family rental property on which he owes $16,439 in back taxes. The "mailing address" for the tax bill is 4915 E 11 44125 (which is a non existant address) but COULD be 4915 E 111 44125 which is owned by Kingdom International Enterprises LLC. Rufus Taylor, AKA Rufus Paschal AKA Rufus Ball might be looking forward to a stretch at Club Fed. His life has gotten TOTALLY out of control.

Hoping Mr. Taylor rolls on some of the big demo playas

It's about time.... for the real playas in the Cuyahoga County Land Bank demolition scheme to face the music.

Demolition contractor to plead guilty to bribing city official for quick inspections


Eric Heisig eheisig [at] cleveland [dot] com

A local contractor is expected to plead guilty to paying hundreds of dollars to a city of Cleveland official in exchange for favorable treatment during inspections.

Paul Eadeh, the owner of Broadway Wrecking in Cleveland, was charged in federal court Tuesday with three counts of honest services mail fraud. Eadeh paid $600 to Rufus Taylor, then the city's demolition bureau chief, between September 2016 and September 2017, charging documents say.

Eadeh, 51, bribed Taylor so he would give the contractor favorable treatment and provide quick inspections of his company's work, which allowed him to obtain a permit and get paid more quickly. He is the fourth person charged, including Taylor, in what has become a years-long probe into bribes paid to the former city official by myriad contractors.

In November 2016, Eadeh's company won a bid for a Cuyahoga County Land Bank demolition project on Raymond Avenue. On Dec. 3, 2016, Taylor inspected the property and told Eadeh he passed. Eadeh paid him $50 in cash, according to prosecutors.

The bribes continued into 2017.

Demmitt said Taylor solicited all the bribes through ''veiled intimidation and veiled threats with regard to his ongoing business'' and noted that he did it with other people. She said her client has historically been an honest businessman.