The FBI is investigating longtime Cleveland Councilman Ken Johnson and two others with ties to Metropolis Corridor.
CLEVELAND — The FBI is investigating longtime Cleveland Councilman Ken Johnson and two others with ties to Metropolis Corridor, in response to federal subpoenas obtained by 3News. The subpoenas date again greater than a 12 months, however embrace one filed by outgoing U.S. Lawyer Justin Herdman on January fifth.
The FBI seems to be in search of info associated to 2 points involving Johnson: his use of the Cleveland Metropolis Council bills courting again years; and federal cash distributed from town to the Buckeye Shaker Sq. Growth Corp., a nonprofit give attention to redeveloping the Buckeye and Shaker Sq. neighborhoods.
The subpoenas search metropolis information on two others, Garnell Jamison, who’s Johnson’s council aide and former worker of the nonprofit; and Ozell Dobbins, a former Cleveland commissioner and worker.
A sequence of articles written by former cleveland.com columnist Mark Naymik, now a 3News reporter, detailed Johnson’s use of the expense account and confirmed he obtained extra the $160,000 in reimbursement with restricted documentation. The articles additionally confirmed that Buckeye nonprofit couldn’t account for some federal cash earmarked to it by Johnson. A minimum of one Johnson member of the family labored on the nonprofit, the tales confirmed.
Johnson couldn’t be reached for this text. He and the others haven’t been charged.
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Editor’s Notice: The beneath story aired on January 11, 2020