Written By Ishton W. Morton – April 18th, 2021
According to Hamilton County Prosecutor on Thursday, April 15th, 2021 Special Prosecutor Patrick J. Hanley announced the indictment of Wendell Young for tampering with Records
Young was indicted on 1 count of tampering with Records which is a third-degree felony. It is believed if Young convicted of this charged, he faces a maximum punishment of 3 years in prison.
Wendell Young is a Cincinnati City Councilman and a so-called member of the “Gang of 5.”
Subsequently, at some point between January 3rd, 2018 and October 16th, 2018, Young knowingly and with the purpose to defraud, destroyed text messages that belonged to a government entity.
Reportedly, special Prosecutor Patrick J. Hanley commented, “The grand jury has decided that probable cause exists that Councilman Young has committed a violation of the law, tampering with records.”
Hanley added, ‘it is my intention of taking this charge into court and establishing he is guilty of that offense beyond a reasonable doubt.”