Last year, real-estate developer and art collector Ron Pizzuti opened the doors to the Pizzuti Collection in the Short North, a venue at which to showcase his vast art collection. After purchasing his first piece of art in 1972, he has since amassed more than 1,500 works by artists ranging from Frank Stella to Ai [...]
Lawyer Questions Informant’s Role In Ohio Plot
An attorney representing one of five defendants in an alleged plot to blow up an Ohio bridge is questioning the role of an undercover informant.
Cleveland defense lawyer John Pyle says his client, Brandon Baxter, will plead not guilty at a hearing next week.
Pyle said Wednesday the case will be put under the microscope and there are indicators the informant was playing an active role in the plot.
An attorney for a second defendant, Douglas Wright, says his client also will plead not guilty.
Three other men also are accused of trying to detonate what they thought were real explosives with text messages from cellphones.
Much of a 22-page FBI affidavit outlining the charges is based on the work of an undercover operative with drug and robbery convictions.