December 5, 2016 •
Akron Councilman Indicted on Conflict of Interest Charges
The Summit County grand jury indicted Akron Councilman Bob Hoch on three first-degree misdemeanor charges. Hoch was accused more than a year ago of violating Ohio conflict of interest laws by voting on legislation and speaking on issues benefitting his sons, who are Akron firefighters.
The three counts pertain to actions taken in 2012, as well as an ongoing alleged conflict between 2014 and 2015.
Hoch previously denied a conflict of interest existed, as did City Council President Marilyn Keith. If convicted, Hoch could face up to 18 months in jail and lose his council seat.
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