Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Four Democrat City Council Members in Ohio Arrested for Accepting Bribes to Commit Vote Fraud (CNN: Vote Fraud Does Not Exist!)

By Merlin
Sat, Mar 27, 2021 1:16 p.m.

Democrat City Council Members in Ohio Arrested for Accepting Bribes to Commit Vote Fraud

Four Democrats Arrested and Charged for Accepting Bribes In Exchange for Votes

March 27, 2021                                     

All four were charged with bribery in connection to programs receiving federal funds and extortion under the Hobbs Act.
Eric Smith, the special agent in charge of the Cleveland field office, said the investigation began back in 2018 when the FBI was notified that several council members had been soliciting and accepting cash bribes from business owners in exchange for council votes.
Over the course of two years, Smith said the federal investigation yielded recordings, surveillance, and financial records that implicated the four members in the bribery scheme.
"Citizens must be able to trust their elected officials and know that voting decisions are based on what is right for the community and not who paid the most," Smith said. "This is a fundamental breach of the oaths of office these officials took when assuming office and a breach of trust with those citizens who elected them."
The bribery charge carries a sentence of up to 10 years in prison while the extortion charge carries a sentence of up to 20 years.
Court documents show that the council members accepted thousands of dollars in bribes.
Councilwoman Harper was additionally charged for having a local attorney, Keith Mitchell, solicit bribes on her behalf. Mitchell was also charged.
Toledo Mayor Wade Kapszukiewicz said he was "shocked and heartbroken" by the arrests and called it a "terrible day for Toledo — and for everyone who believes in the good that can be accomplished through public service."
"I have no tolerance for public officials who abuse the trust of the citizens. One of the reasons Toledo has seen relatively little political corruption, historically, is because the public doesn't tolerate it either," he said.


Anonymous said...

The shocking part is Toledo has a White mayor(Wade Kapszukiewicz).


Anonymous said...

Blacks per se are not against bribes. Just that they never got their fair share of them.