Convicted Felon & EC Detective / Police Union President back to work?


With two trials completed Scott Gardner who has plead guilty in both Median and Cuyahoga County trials is now expected to return back to work as East Cleveland Detective according to Mayor Gary “Durango” Norton. Mayor Gary Norton said city officials will review Gardner’s case and discuss any disciplinary action against him.

“We have to see exactly what he pled to, but I believe he will return to the force,” Norton said.

A quote from: http://www.cleveland.com/court-justice/index.ssf/2014/06/east_cleveland_police_detectiv.html

1. Cuyahoga County Criminal Court – 06/04/2014 06/05/2014 N/A JE **THIS IS AN AGREED PLEA AND SENTENCE** DEFENDANT IN COURT WITH COUNSEL DENNIS A ROTMAN. PROSECUTING ATTORNEY(S) MATT MEYER AND CARL SULLIVAN PRESENT. COURT REPORTER PRESENT. DEFENDANT FULLY ADVISED IN OPEN COURT OF HIS/HER CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS AND PENALTIES. ON RECOMMENDATION OF PROSECUTOR COUNT(S) 1 IS/ARE AMENDED TO ATTEMPTED, FAILURE TO FILE TAX RETURN 2923.02/5747.19 – M1. DEFENDANT RETRACTS FORMER PLEA OF NOT GUILTY AND ENTERS A PLEA OF GUILTY TO ATTEMPTED, FAILURE TO FILE TAX RETURN 2923.02/5747.19 – M1 AS AMENDED IN COUNT(S) 1 OF THE INDICTMENT. DEFENDANT RETRACTS FORMER PLEA OF NOT GUILTY AND ENTERS A PLEA OF GUILTY TO VENDOR TO COLLECT TAX – PROHIBITION AGAINST REBATE 5739.29 – UM AS CHARGED IN COUNT(S) 5 OF THE INDICTMENT. COUNT(S) 2, 3, 4, 6 IS/ARE NOLLED. COURT ACCEPTS DEFENDANT’S GUILTY PLEA. THE COURT CONSIDERED ALL REQUIRED FACTORS OF THE LAW. THE COURT FINDS THAT A COMMUNITY CONTROL SANCTION WILL ADEQUATELY PROTECT THE PUBLIC AND WILL NOT DEMEAN THE SERIOUSNESS OF THE OFFENSE. IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED THAT THE DEFENDANT IS SENTENCED TO 5 YEAR(S) OF COMMUNITY CONTROL, UNDER SUPERVISION OF THE ADULT PROBATION DEPARTMENT WITH THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS: DEFENDANT TO ABIDE BY THE RULES AND REGULATIONS OF THE PROBATION DEPARTMENT. ***INACTIVE PROBATION*** SUPERVISION FEES TO BE PAID AT A RATE OF $20.00 A MONTH. RESTITUTION ORDERED IN THE AMOUNT OF $28,390.43 TO TREASURER, STATE OF OHIO (IN MONTHLY INSTALLMENTS OF $473.17, BEGINNING 06/30/2014); PAYABLE THROUGH THE PROBATION DEPARTMENT. NO FINE. THE COURT HEREBY ENTERS JUDGMENT AGAINST THE DEFENDANT IN AN AMOUNT EQUAL TO THE COSTS OF THIS PROSECUTION. 06/04/2014 CPDXM 06/05/2014 08:07:31

2. Medina County Court Journal Entry (Click Here)

With guilty pleas in both trials it is expected that Detective Gardner will be taking the streets in East Cleveland and dishing out felony convictions to his fellow felons.






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