Wife of former Niles mayor enters plea before criminal trial

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The wife of former Niles mayor Ralph Infante pleaded no contest to charges in the case against her. 

She was found guilty on Thursday of amended charges — prohibition against making a false or fraudulent report and falsification, according to court records. 

The plea came before her case was set to begin on seven counts of tampering with records charges.

Her husband, Ralph, faces 41 charges, including theft in office, bribery and having an unlawful interest in a public contract.

Infante, who served as Niles mayor from 1992 to 2016, is accused of accepting bribes and operating an illegal gambling enterprise at ITAM 39 in Girard. He’s also accused of selling jobs to people in exchange for work with the City of Niles.

His jury trial is scheduled to begin on Monday.

Judith Infante will be sentenced after a pre-sentencing investigation, according to court records. 

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