Former Niles mayor’s corruption trial begins

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A jury was seated, and opening arguments began in the corruption trial of former Niles Mayor Ralph Infante on Tuesday. 

Infante is charged with 41 counts including theft in office, bribery and having an unlawful interest in a public contract.

He served as the city’s mayor for 24 years until he was voted out of office.

Police say Infante accepted bribes and operated a gambling enterprise at ITAM 39 in Girard.  He’s also accused of selling jobs to people in exchange for work with the City of Niles.

Infante’s wife, Judith, was found guilty last week of making false reports to police

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