Updated: 4 p.m., Friday, Feb. 26, 2021 Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost moved Friday to suspend Ken Johnson from Cleveland City Council while he faces federal corruption charges. Yost filed the request with Ohio Supreme Court Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor under a state law allowing the suspension of local officials charged with felonies for conduct in office. If Johnson does not voluntarily step aside, O’Connor could appoint a three-judge panel to decide on his suspension.
Updated: 3:28 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021 A federal grand jury has indicted Cleveland City Councilman Ken Johnson on charges that he conspired to steal city money and federal community development dollars, according to U.S. District Court documents unsealed Tuesday. Johnson was arrested Tuesday morning and pleaded not guilty by videoconference in federal court in the afternoon.