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What are the accusations against Toledo City Council members? See the full list

The FBI says that Tyrone Riley, Yvonne Harper, Gary Johnson and Lary Sykes accepted bribes, according to court records. We break down each allegation.

Renata Cló

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Published: 12:46 AM EDT July 1, 2020
Updated: 10:07 PM EDT July 21, 2020

Four Toledo City Council members were arrested Tuesday morning, following an FBI investigation that started in 2018. 

FBI records state Tyrone Riley, Yvonne Harper, Gary Johnson and Larry Sykes are being accused of "soliciting and/or accepting cash, checks, money orders, or other things of value from local business owners in exchange for their votes on City Council." 

Local lawyer Keith Mitchell was also charged in the scheme. Records show Harper used his services to solicit and funnel her bribe payments.

Besides stating that all four council members and Mitchell accepted bribes, the FBI collected evidence by compiling text messages, recording in-person meetings and phone calls, and analyzing numerous financial, business and government records. 

We broke down the accusations against each council member below: 

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