I gotta be honest, this doesn’t really shock me.
Four Toledo City Council Democrats were just arrested by the feds and charged in a massive bribery scheme.
The FBI claims that Tyrone Riley, Yvonne Harper, Larry Sykes, and Garrick Johnson, were all extorting money from business owners in exchange for “favorable council votes.”
Apparently, the FBI was hip to this scheme and they started investigating the Democrats in early 2018.
The group is in some big trouble – with all charges combined, they face 30-years in prison.
Each of the accused members could face up to 10 years in prison for the bribery charges, and up to 20 years on the extortion charges.
Also charged in the scheme was an attorney who is accused of helping orchestrate the crimes.
Toledo Mayor Wade Kapszukiewicz issued a statement calling it a terrible day for the city.
“I am shocked and heartbroken by today’s arrests. This is a terrible day for Toledo — and for everyone who believes in the good that can be accomplished through public service,” Kapszukiewicz said.
“I have no tolerance for public officials who abuse the trust of the citizens,” he added. “I encourage all Toledoans to say a prayer for our city and for the hope that justice will be done in this case.”
Kapszukiewicz went on to remind Toledo citizens that the accused are innocent until proven guilty.
Mark Wagoner, the chair of the Lucas County Republican Party, called for the resignation of all four Democrats.
“Democrat domination of Toledo city politics has consequences, and today we see them. Lucas County Republicans have long pointed to the culture of corruption within the City of Toledo and have put forward quality candidates to end Democrat domination,” he said.
You can watch the video below:
The Democrats are helping us out by draining their own swamp.
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