Aliza Sherman's divorce lawyer, Greg Moore, sentenced for inducing panic and falsification

Posted at 2:27 PM, May 23, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-23 14:28:26-04

The divorce lawyer of Aliza Sherman was sentenced on Tuesday for inducing panic and lying to police who were investigating the 2013 murder of Aliza Sherman.

Moore pled guilty for inducing panic and falsification. He was sentenced to 180 days in jail, 36 months of community control and 150 hours of court work service.

On July 10, 2012, Moore, 43, an attorney, placed three phone calls to the Cuyahoga County Old Courthouse stating that a bomb was set to explode at 11:30 a.m.

Moore also called bomb threats to the Geauga County Courthouse in January 2012 and Lake County Courthouse in May 2012.

Sherman, 53, and a mother of four children was stabbed 11 times in broad daylight on March 24, 2013, while on her way to her divorce attorney’s office behind the Galleria on East 9th Street. 

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She was in the middle of a vicious divorce with her estranged husband.

According to the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor's Office, Moore had an appointment to meet with Sherman the afternoon of March 24, 2013. Her divorce trial was scheduled to begin the next day.

The prosecutor's office said evidence showed that Moore was unprepared for the trial and the judge informed him there would be no more continuances in the case. 

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Deputy Chief Ed Tomba said Moore does not appear to be connected to his former client's death. 

"He does have a connection to her, he was her attorney, he was the reason she was downtown that day," he said. "But as far as connecting him as a suspect to this crime, we don't have the evidence to do that."