Joseph Migliorini

Former Macedonia mayor Joseph Migliorini, 66, was sentenced to probation Monday after he pleaded guilty to attempting to violate a Florida protection order, a first-degree misdemeanor.

Migliorini was accused of breaking into a home on Creekside Way in Streetsboro on Aug. 6, 2018. Migliorini had stated he went to the address to locate his car, that his former girlfriend borrowed. When Streetsboro police responded, Migliorini’s former girlfriend told police he had gone into the home, started yelling at her and chased her.

Migliorini was ordered to serve two years on basic supervision, pay court costs and complete counseling. He must also pay a $300 fine.

The protection order had been issued after Migliorini was charged with battery, a first-degree misdemeanor, after allegedly grabbing his girlfriend by the hair and slapping her across the face on April 27, 2018 in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. The case was closed after Migliorini signed a pre-trial intervention agreement last June, but a May 13 plea conference has been scheduled in the case, according to Palm Beach County court records.

If Migliorini breaks his probation, he could face up to 180 days in jail. Migliorini apologized to the court as well as to the community and his family. “I take full responsibility for what I did,” he said. Migliorini resigned as Macedonia’s mayor on July 9 after the Palm Beach Gardens incident.