AKRON — Summit County councilwoman Tamela Lee is facing numerous charges in part of a federal indictment.

Lee, 57, of Akron, is charged with taking cash bribes and other things of value in exchange for official actions, including help with court cases, impeding a pending IRS investigation and assistance obtaining a liquor license

She’s been indicted on six counts: Conspiracy to commit honest services mail and wire fraud, honest services mail fraud, Hobbs Act conspiracy, violating the Hobbs Act, obstruction of justice and making false statements to law enforcement.

“The charges in this case are extremely serious, because our public officials owe the community the highest level of integrity and honesty,” says Steven Dettelbach, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio. “Working with the FBI, we will continue to pursue corruption allegations so that the public can trust its elected officials.”

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Three others were also indicted.



Article Courtesy of WKYC Channel 3 News Cleveland

Picture Courtesy of Tamela Lee and WKYC Channel 3 News Cleveland

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