A Cincinnati city council member who has been planning to run for mayor has been indicted on corruption charges.
Democrat P.G. Sittenfeld faces six federal counts related to bribery and extortion. Federal prosecutor Dave DeVillers says Sittenfeld solicited 40 thousand dollars in payments to his political action committee in exchange for votes on a proposed downtown real estate development:
Sittenfeld is the third council member charged this year in public corruption cases. Sittenfeld has pleaded not guilty and was released with restrictions.