Former Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas judge Bridget McCafferty has appealed to the Sixth Circuit her conviction and sentence on charges that she lied to FBI agents about whether she was ever approached by former Cuyahoga County Auditor Frank Russo or former Commissioner Jimmy Dimora about cases in her courtroom.  The case stems from a years-long far-sweeping federal investigation of political corruption in Northeast Ohio.  A jury convicted McCafferty of making ten distinct false statements to federal officials and she was sentenced last week to 14 months in prison.   Given the short sentence, the case has been placed on an expedited track before the Sixth Circuit with briefing to be completed just before Thanksgiving.