Sunday, October 17, 2010

Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Bill Mason's supporters got at least $1.6 million in title work

With Mark Puente

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Bill Mason has awarded at least $1.6 million in real estate title work to political supporters since 2005, records show.

The list of those who benefited includes a now-defunct company connected to Parma Mayor Dean DePiero, one of Mason's longtime friends and closest Democratic Party allies.

And no company received more title work over the last five years than United Title & Escrow, which was run by a frequent Mason donor until closing its doors this year.

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