Bloomberg Law
Aug. 21, 2023, 7:53 PM

Convicted Ex-Cleveland Councilman, Assistant Lose Fraud Appeals

Holly Barker
Holly Barker
Legal Reporter

Former Cleveland city councilman Kenneth Johnson and his ex-executive assistant Garnell Jamison lost their bids to undo convictions for federal program theft and other offenses, after the Sixth Circuit said none of their arguments had merit.

Johnson and Jamison were convicted of conspiracy to commit federal program theft, federal program theft, aiding and assisting in the preparation of false tax returns, tampering with a witness, and falsification of records in a federal investigation.

Johnson’s convictions for federal program theft stemmed from two schemes, one involving the collection of $1,200 in monthly reimbursements made through a city program for a certain ...

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