Toledo Judge Stephen Yarbrough Ohio’s Chief Thief
The facts below (obtained from public records), prove that Judge Stephen Yarbrough has dedicated his judicial career to the total avoidance of propriety.
In the mid-nineties, Ohio Chief Justice Thomas Moyer accepted Judge Yarbrough’s application for assignment as a visiting retired judge. Chief Justice Moyer did so even though he knew for a fact that Yarbrough (a) was fired as the Chairman of the Lucas County Republican Party when funds could not be accounted for (my opinion – he embezzled the funds), and (b) was kicked out of the Ohio Senate when it was discovered he lied about his residency. Apparently, in Chief Justice Moyer’s demented mind, this egregious misconduct more than qualified Yarbrough for assignment as a visiting judge.
My review of about 1,000 pages of Judge Yarbrough’s compensation reports, travel expense claims and court docket sheet entries prove that he has defrauded the state to the tune of at least $500,000. In addition, he has defrauded taxpayers in the following Ohio Counties (there’s more) by submitting fabricated travel expense claims.
1. Franklin County (Columbus)
2. Mahoning County (Youngstown)
3. Butler County (Hamilton)
4. Montgomery County (Dayton)
5. Cuyahoga County (Cleveland)
Fraud re: fabricated compensation claims
Judge Yarbrough has consistently submitted sham compensation claims under oath by putting forth the following fabricated claims.
Fraud re: fabricated travel expenses
The following are a few examples of frauds perpetrated by Judge Yarbrough on numerous counties via his submission of sham travel expenses.
Not only is Judge Yarbrough a serial thief, he’s a certified moron to boot. It took me less than one-minute after reviewing his compensation reports and travel expense claims to discover he was an inveterate; albeit an unaccomplished thief.
What is quite disturbing about the facts set forth above is that I personally provided copies of public records to Chief Justice Thomas Moyer in early 2001 and repeatedly thereafter exposing the thefts involving Judge Yarbrough. In fact, Yarbrough’s thefts were duly reported on the front page of the Toledo Blade, and every other paper in Ohio. And what was Chief Justice Thomas Moyer’s response you ask. Well folks, he did absolutely nothing about it. In fact, his multiple assignments of Judge Yarbrough resulted in him becoming the highest paid judge in the state for several years.
In soon-to-be published articles I will address Judge Yarbrough’s claim that he worked 32-hours on one day. I will also address the sea of victims he has cheerfully strewn throughout the state via his unethical, incompetent and more importantly vindictive conduct aimed at parties that have unfortunately appeared before him. Put simply, stay tuned – there’s more to come!
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