CLEVELAND (AP) — The nephew of Cleveland’s mayor has been sentenced to eight years in prison on a federal weapons charge.
Cleveland.com reports that Mayor Frank Jackson was in the courtroom Thursday for the sentencing of his nephew, 38-year-old Nicholas Martin.
Police say Martin was arrested in March 2017 after falling asleep at a traffic light. Cleveland police reported finding a gun and pills in his car. Martin pleaded guilty to possessing a firearm despite prior felony convictions.
Martin’s public defender declined to comment.
Martin is the son of Nick Jackson, the Democratic mayor’s younger brother, who has worked for the city and the school district.