Written By: Ishton W. Morton – March 7th, 2019
According to court records on Thursday March 7th, 2019 The City of Cincinnati taxpayers shall be held responsible for the sum of $101,000 to settle a lawsuit over secret text messages and emails exchanged by five members of city council who are in violation of Ohio’s Open Meetings Act.
The so called or self-described “Gang of Five,” Wendell Young, P.G. Sittenfeld, Tamaya Dennard, Chris Seelbach and Greg Landsman, admit to breaking the law by discussing city business through the communications, a copy of the proposed settlement shows.
Also, in court today attorney for Wendell Young in some ridiculous and outlandish dialogue with Hamilton County Common Pleas Court Judge Ruehlman admits Young intentionally destroyed his text messages from his phone and should not be held in contempt of court.
The judge was not buying it and set a date of April 1st, 2019 for trial for Young to be tried on his contempt charges.
Predicated on Young’s attitude he seems to think his time is being wasted to for these charges.
However, judging from citizens sitting in the court room were very dismay by Young’s involvement in the violation of Ohio’s Open Meetings Act and have confronted him outside the court room and called him shameful and asked him to resign. They agrees with Judge Ruehlman that Wendell Young and the so called gang of are a bunch of dishonest people. The man cannot be trusted!