(TeaParty.org Exclusive) – Liberal strongholds across the country seem to be cesspools of corruption and fraud. Despite the fact that Ohio went easily to President Trump, that didn’t stop Democrats in the state’s liberal cities from taking their best shot at stealing the election for Biden.
Cincinnati City Councilman P.G. Sittenfeld (pictured above with Joe Biden) became the third member of city council to be arrested. Sittenfeld was arrested Thursday on federal corruption charges FOX19 NOW reports.
A 20-page indictment revealed the charges against Sittenfeld include an alleged scheme to funnel money from developers into a political action committee (PAC) that he actually secretly controlled, according to court records.
What Sittenfeld didn’t know was that the “developers” he was scamming were actually undercover FBI agents. The undercover agents gave him a total of $40,000 in checks to Sittenfeld on three separate occasions.
Sittenfeld is running for Cincinnati Mayor and with a track record like this he might just have a shot in such a progressive city. Democrats have an affinity for corruption and fraud.
Sittenfeld joins the ranks of arrested and disgraced city councilmembers to be arrested this year and the second one to be arrested this month alone.
In court records, federal authorities also revealed that they are investigating corruption and bribery related to votes and “development projects” and said that more prosecution is on the way.
At a news conference last week, US Attorney David DeVillers said that accepting campaign donations in exchange for favors is a violation of federal law. I think we’re all familiar with the concept of “quid pro quo” at this point.
City Councilmember Jeff Pastor was arrested Nov. 4 on felony charges of bribery, extortion, wire fraud, money laundering and other crimes, FOX19 reports. The other councilmember arrested this year was Tamaya Dennard who was arrested in February on charges she accepted bribes for her vote.
Dennard resigned in March and then pleaded guilty to wire fraud and is scheduled to be sentenced Nov. 24.
Pastor’s council colleagues and others throughout the state have called on him to also resign but so far he has not. Sittenfeld is also being called on to resign.
“Obviously anyone who is facing such serious allegations owes it to the community to resign,” Councilman David Mann told FOX19 NOW Thursday.
On Monday, Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost requested that the state’s top court begin the process to suspend Pastor.
Pastor, the only Republican of the three, is insisting that he has evidence of entrapment but a group of Republicans including State Rep. Tom Brinkman and four other Cincinnati voters sued in Hamilton County Probate Court to force Pastor to resign.
Councilwoman Betsy Sundermann humorously posted a Twitter poll on Wednesday asking if followers thought any other council members would be indicted. She has since deleted the tweet.
Sounds like it’s time for the City of Cincinnati to clean house which is ironically what Democrat Mayor John Cranley is calling for. Maybe the mayor is just worried one of these arrests might implicate him too.
Video: Federal officials outline public corruption charges facing Cincinnati Councilman P.G. Sittenfeld
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