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One of Cleveland’s longtime members of City Council has been convicted.

Kenneth Johnson, who represents the city’s Ward 4 district, was found guilty on “all 15 counts” in regards to charges on corruption.

The councilman himself was on trial earlier on July 30 at a federal court hearing in Akron when he was given the news.

From WJW Fox 8 News Cleveland:

Johnson was arrested by federal agents at his Buckeye-Shaker home in February. The arrest came as part of the 15-count indictment surrounding misuse of funds and conspiracy.

The indictment issued by a federal grand jury in Cleveland listed charges including conspiracy to commit theft from a federal program, aiding and assisting in the preparation of false tax returns, tampering with a witness and falsification of records during a federal investigation.

An executive assistant to Johnson, Garnell Jamison, “was also found guilty.”

Johnson was suspended from his role in Cleveland City Council earlier this year.


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