Thirteen Cleveland Firefighters Indicted in Subbing Scandal

Thirteen Cleveland firefighters have been indicted in the subbing scandal we first reported last year. Recall in January, 2012 a former federal prosecutor was named to investigate charges that members were paying other members to work their shifts. Then in March of 2012 firefighter Timothy Debarr was sentenced to 60 days in jail and fined $1,000 dollars for paying co-workers to substitute 4,336 hours for him, dating from January 1, 2009, through December 31, 2010.

Tagging on to Dave Statter’s extensive coverage of the latest Cleveland indictments.


 

About Curt Varone

Curt Varone has over 45 years of fire service experience and 35 as a practicing attorney licensed in both Rhode Island and Maine. His background includes 29 years as a career firefighter in Providence (retiring as a Deputy Assistant Chief), as well as volunteer and paid on call experience. He is the author of two books: Legal Considerations for Fire and Emergency Services, (2006, 2nd ed. 2011, 3rd ed. 2014, 4th ed. 2022) and Fire Officer's Legal Handbook (2007), and is a contributing editor for Firehouse Magazine writing the Fire Law column.
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