Mayor Cranley announces selections for anti-corruption task force


(Cincinnati, OH) - Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley has announced the people he wants to serve on the Economic Development Reform Panel.

During 2020 three members of Cincinnati City Council were charged by the federal government for their alleged roles in separate corruption cases. Former Democratic councilwoman Tamaya Dennard was sentenced to a year and a half in prison for wire fraud. Republican councilman Jeff Pastor is charged with bribery after his arrest in November. Democratic councilman P.G. Sittenfeld was also arrested in November for alleged bribery.

Retired Hamilton County Common Pleas Court judge Ann Marie Tracey has been chosen to chair the panel.

The former chairman of the Hamilton County Democratic Party Tim Burke has also been selected.

Also selected to serve on the panel is former Cincinnati City councilman Guy Guckenberger, who also served on the Hamilton County Commission and was a judge on the Hamilton County Municipal Court.

A final report from the panel is expected by August 1, 2021.

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