Four Toledo City Councilpersons Arrested- Riley, Harper, Sykes, and Johnson

UPDATE- A fourth member of Toledo city council is now also included in the three earlier arrests, this time councilman Tyrone Riley. According to published sources the FBI has been investigating since 2018 and the complaint charges the councilpersons with accepting or soliciting cash, money orders, checks, and things of value from local business owners in exchange for votes on council business. Local attorney Keith Mitchell is also mentioned in the complaint filed in the U.S. District Court.

Tuesday morning shortly after 9a the FBI executed arrest warrants on three Toledo city councilpersons Yvonne Harper was photographed in handcuffs outside her home on Franklin Ave. Sources are reporting that Larry Sykes was also taken into custody and a third, Gary Johnson was also arrested. Charges are expected to include bribery but the FBI has not released an official statement.

The FBI is so far they are refusing to comment other than to say it is an ongoing matter. The Mayor's office is expected to release a statement this afternoon.

1370 WSPD will update as information becomes available. Scott Sands will have the latest after 3p this afternoon

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