August 12, 2022


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Mahoning County prosecutor restructures legal, civil function

Some of the office’s prosecutors are having on new obligations.

YOUNGSTOWN — A restructuring of Mahoning County Prosecutor Paul Gains’ office involves promotions, in accordance to a Friday news release from the office.

Chief Assistant Gina DeGenova-Zawrotuk’s new role entails a lot more get the job done with legislation enforcement on the “many and varied” lawful problems the felony division faces.

She’s also predicted to function with business staff members and county and township officers, regulation enforcement businesses, the judicial program and the community to “communicate and employ guidelines that will aid the administration of justice.”

As the office’s general public info workplace, DeGenova-Zawrotuk will also do the job with nearby media and take care of the office’s communications.

Criminal Division Main Jennifer McLaughlin and Assistant Main Ralph Rivera will head up the office’s felony division, which will work in the county’s Frequent Pleas Court docket, Juvenile Court and place courts.

McLaughlin and Rivera will set insurance policies for the division and assure it “runs effectively and successfully.”

Senior Demo Counsel Robert Andrews, who has extra than 30 decades of trial experience, will mentor and co-counsel other assistant prosecutors in the county’s 5 felony division courtrooms.

He will also guide teaching for assistant prosecutors and legislation enforcement.

Grand Jury Prosecutor Mike Yacovone will assessment situations certain around from place and municipal courts in the county and direct shows to the grand jury, which then decides whether or not to indict.

He will also get the job done with neighborhood, state and federal law enforcement on individuals shows.

Lawyer Nicholas Modarelli, who’s stepping again from some obligations, is anticipated to be the liaison for legislation enforcement organizations that work with county prosecutors.

He’ll also perform with attorneys in the prosecutor’s business office and the regulation enforcement group on training possibilities.

Main Demo Counsel Dawn Cantalamessa will continue prosecuting the county’s most severe offenses, like capital murder cases, homicides and other superior-leve violent felonies.

Chief Assistant Linette Stratford will also keep on heading up operations of the office, including its finances, and continue to be chief of its civil division.

She and yet another assistant chief will make certain the civil division runs “effectively and successfully and, most importantly, that all of our statutory clientele are very well represented.”