According to prosecutors there was no criminal conduct involved in the March death of R&B singer Sean Levert, who was in jail when he became ill. In a statement released Tuesday, Prosecutor Bill Mason ruled out criminal conduct after his office reviewed an internal investigation conducted by the sheriff’s department. “It is a finding of no criminal wrongdoing and the lawsuit we have filed focuses on civil wrongdoings … one has absolutely nothing to do with another,” said Dennis Niermann, who represents Levert’s estate. Levert, a member of the 1980s R&B trio LeVert and son of lead O’Jays singer Eddie Levert, died March 30 after he was taken from the Cuyahoga County jail to a hospital. Teaming up with his brother Gerald Levert, Sean formed LeVert in the 1980s with childhood friend Marc Gordon. Their hits included “Baby I’m Ready,” “(Pop, Pop, Pop, Pop) Goes My Mind” and “Casanova.” Sean Levert, who was trying to start the group LeVert again, had pleaded guilty in March to six counts of failure to pay $89,025 in support to children aged 11, 15 and 17.
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