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Forty Years of Ken Johnson Stories

Stories about our former Ward 4 city council representative

1981 - Johnson lies about his education.
After this story the Plain Dealer withdrew its endorsement.
Plain Dealer Sept. 22, 1981 Brent Larkin

2006 - Kenneth Johnson - Shaker Square Citizen
Years ago this website published a series of web pages called "Shaker Square Citizens". The page's text and the picture of then-councilman Johnson and his seven sons were furnished by his office.  see the page
2013 - Double dipping
First time in Cleveland history, a city councilman (Ken Johnson) who just retired before his term had expired, and is drawing a pension, asks members of city council to name him to his old $74,000 a year seat. They vote "yes".
Read Plain Dealer story of January 7, 2013

August 2, 2021 - A 40 year career over in four hours
Johnson, convicted on all 15 charges in Federal Court, faces up to 10 years in prison.
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August 23, 2021 - Barred from office, but still on the ballot
This Plain Dealer report is behind a pay-wall. To view a copy, click here.
October 8, 2021
Kenneth Johnson sentenced to six years in prison plus $740,000 in restitution  
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August 18, 2023
Kenneth Johnson's conviction, sentence upheld by appeals court  
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as of 8/19/2021

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