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US One-third of Toledo's City Council arrested on bribery, extortion charges

06:16  02 july  2020
06:16  02 july  2020 Source:   foxnews.com

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. [DOJ Press Release] – Four sitting Toledo City Council members and one local attorney were charged in a criminal complaint today for their participation in a bribery and extortion scheme that encouraged soliciting and/or accepting cash, checks, money orders, or other things of value from local

Four members of the Toledo City Council , all Democrats, were arrested and charged in a The FBI began its investigation into the council members in early 2018. Each of the accused members could face up to 10 years in prison for the bribery charges , and up to 20 years on the extortion charges .

The FBI on Tuesday arrested a local attorney and four members of the city council in Toledo, Ohio, for their alleged participation in a bribery and extortion scheme.

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Tyrone Riley, Yvonne Harper, Garrick “Gary” Johnson, Larry Sykes and Keith Mitchell were charged with bribery and extortion in a federal criminal complaint after a two-year investigation, according to the Department of Justice (DOJ).

“As alleged in the Complaint, four Toledo City Council members and a local attorney have been engaged in a pay-to-play scheme involving bribes for Council votes,” U.S. Attorney Justin Herdman said in a statement to Fox News Wednesday. “Maintaining the public’s trust in its elected officials is one of the Department of Justice’s core responsibilities."

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The FBI started its investigation into the Toledo City Council members in 2018 for allegedly soliciting or accepting money or other things of value from local businesses in exchange for their votes.

Harper reportedly solicited nearly $16,000, the largest sum out of the council members. She also faces charges of unlawful interstate communications with the intent to extort.

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The bribes were allegedly paid through Mitchell, the attorney who reportedly oversaw the distribution of funds.

One event investigated by the FBI was the payment submitted to four members of the city council by a local business owner seeking a Special Use Permit for an Internet cafe. The request passed the city council with unanimous consent, the DOJ said.

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“The residents of Toledo should know, as should every other resident of the Northern District of Ohio, that where there are allegations of public corruption and kickbacks, we and our federal partners will be there every time,” Herdman said.

In a press conference, Herdman said the charges for bribery carry a 10-year maximum charge and that extortion carries another 20-year maximum sentence. Both charges also carry a $250,000 fine.

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The FBI said it utilized confidential informants, recorded phone calls and text messages, along with analysis of financial, business and government records during its investigation.

The council members were all released on a $50,000 bond.

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City Council President Matt Cherry and Toledo Mayor Wade Kapszukiewicz have called for the council member's resignations.

According to a DOJ spokesperson, a confidential source approached the FBI with information relating to the bribery scheme members of the City Council were allegedly participating in. The source was a former business owner with knowledge of the bribery and extortion, the spokesperson told Fox News Wednesday.

"Elected officials are elected by the people, to serve the people, not to serve their own financial self-interest,” said FBI Special Agent in Charge Eric B. Smith.  “The FBI will continue efforts to root out public corruption so citizens can have faith and trust in their public officials.”

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