Ex-Dayton commissioner, state lawmaker arrested; more arrests coming, feds say

Dayton Daily News | Laura Bischoff, Josh Sweigart, Thomas Gnau, Cornelius Frolik and Mark Gokavi

A covert, long-term investigation by federal agents into suspected public corruption in the Dayton area led to federal charges Tuesday against a former Dayton city commissioner and three other men. 

  • Charges involve allegations of wrong-doing starting in 2014
  • The indictments include charges of bribery, fraud and contract steering
  • The FBI used sophisticated methods in their investigation
  • More charges could come against current and former city of Dayton employees…

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost said public corruption victimizes citizens who pay taxes, follow the law and trust in honest government. State and federal officials are cooperating hand-in-glove on the case, he said. “We’re not going to give up. We’re not going to give in.”

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