Via City Beat:
For the second time in two weeks, a Cincinnati City Council member has been arrested on charges of corruption related to a scheme that allegedly traded cash for votes relating to the development of the former Convention Place Mall.
On Thursday morning, FBI agents arrested council member P.G. Sittenfeld at his home. Now the presumptive front-runner for Cincinnati’s upcoming mayoral race is featured in a six-count federal indictment for bribery and extortion.
The indictment follows last week’s arrest of council member Jeff Pastor, who was federally charged on Nov. 10 for an assortment of similar charges relating to the same development project.