Put-In-Bay Mayor Facing Corruption Charges

Oct 6, 2018

Bernard McCann

The mayor of Put-In-Bay has been indicted on public corruption charges. 

Authorities say 82-year-old Bernard McCann used his position to secure a waterline project for a business associate. The village's former fiscal officer has also been indicted for using taxpayer funds to cover personal expenses, as were the mayor's two children who had positions with the village.  The Ohio Attorney General's office announced the indictments this week.  The charges come following a yearlong corruption investigation on the Lake Erie island. Authorities last year searched the village offices and the properties linked to the Jet Express ferry service.