He is the fourth member of Cincinnati City Council who was voted in to office in the last election to be indicted on felony charges.
Wendell Young has been charged with tampering with records and is facing a potential sentence of three years in prison. The charge is related to the Gang of Five texting scandal and Young is charged with destroying text messages he exchanged with other members of council.
Young has told the Enquirer that he rejected a plea deal that was offered in the case---because he couldn't agree to the conditions the special prosecutor wanted to put on the deal BUT he wouldn't elaborate on those terms. His attorney says they intend to aggressively defend the charges.
A statement from the special prosecutor says it is his intention now to take the case into court and establish that Young is guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.