Former Mayoral Candidate on Federal Trial

(Toledo, OH) A former candidate for Toledo mayor is on trial in federal court this week, one of three people accused of bilking money from Lucas County Job and Family Services. 

Federal prosecutors say 58-year old Jim Moody and others spent federal grant money on personal expenses. The real estate company owner  provided the seed money for a startup company known as BRIDGES, which was under contract to provide job training and job placement services for low-income residents. 

Federal prosecutors say the four defendants spent the money instead on cars and real estate over a ten-year period. 

Prosecutors also contend Moody redirected his dividend checks to his wife when he ran for Toledo mayor in 2009.

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