CINCINNATI (FOX19) – Cincinnati City Councilman P. G. Seettenfeld was arrested early Thursday on federal corruption charges, a source familiar with the investigation told FOX19 NOW..
He is scheduled to appear for the first time in federal court at 1:30 pm. M. Court officials tell us.
Federal authorities detain 11 a. M. A press conference to discuss an arrest in a public corruption case.
Neither the FBI nor the Yu. s. The attorney’s office will discuss the details on Thursday morning, but a source familiar with the investigation confirmed the arrest.
Stephenfield, who could not be reached immediately for comment, is running for mayor of Cincinnati and is seen by some as the most likely to raise thousands of dollars for his campaign.
He is now the third Cincinnati city councilor to be arrested on corruption charges this year and the second last week alone..
Federal authorities recently revealed in court records that they have been investigating corruption and bribery related to voting and development projects and said more prosecutions are coming.
Yo. s. Attorney David Devilers said at a press conference last week that accepting campaign donations for services also violates federal law.
Jeff Pasteur was arrested November. 4 On charges of felony bribery, extortion, electronic fraud, money laundering and other crimes.
Former city councilor Tamaya Dinard was also arrested in February on charges of accepting bribes for her vote..
Several of the pastor’s colleagues on board and across the region and country have called for the resignation as well.
“It is clear that anyone who faces such serious allegations owes society to resign,” Council member David Mann told FOX19 NOW Thursday.
Board Member David Mann on B.. G. The arrest of Stephenfield: « I couldn’t be more astonished or astonished. This is a sad moment for the city and it is clear that we have a lot of work to do to restore the public’s trust and confidence in our city council ‘@ FOX19
More Mann: “It’s unbelievable. I spent 25 years at & City Council and we had nothing like this. We need to be a lot more careful about who becomes the candidate. The public should be more careful about who they elect. It is a great tragedy. We have a lot of work to do.
Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost on Monday asked the state Supreme Court to start the pastor’s suspension procedure..
On Wednesday, a group of Republicans including the state deputy. Tom Brinkman and four other Cincinnati voters filed a lawsuit in Probate Court in Hamilton County to force the pastor to resign..
His lawyer, Ben Dosing, said the priest would fight the charges against him and suggested that the priest have evidence of a trap.
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