The FBI arrested a Cincinnati city councilwoman Tuesday morning on “corruption-related” federal charges, her attorney told The Cincinnati Enquirer.
Cincinnati City Councilwoman Tamaya Dennard was arrested and is expected in federal court at 1:30 p.m., her attorney Erik Laursen told the newspaper. He said he did not know anything beyond the charges being “corruption-related.”
The FBI Cincinnati office’s acting media coordinator declined to comment to The Hill.
The councilwoman was supposed to chair a committee meeting at 11 a.m. but did not show up or inform anyone of her location, prompting the meeting to be canceled.
Cincinnati Councilwoman Tamaya Dennard will be inside this federal courtroom in roughly an hour. Dennard is one of the ‘Gang of five’ council members. She is facing federal charges. I will let you know what happens during the hearing. @FOX19 pic.twitter.com/mbsq1WAuE1
— Kody Fisher (@KodyFisherTV) February 25, 2020
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