January 4, 2021 •
Temporary Replacement Appointed for Suspended Cincinnati Councilman P.G. Sittenfeld
Hamilton County Probate Court Judge Ralph “Ted” Winkler appointed Liz Keating, a Republican, as interim replacement for Alexander “P.G.” Sittenfeld.
Sittenfeld is a Democrat who was indicted last month on six counts alleging honest services wire fraud, bribery, and attempted extortion by a government official.
This is the second appointment of a Republican by Judge Winkler in a year where three of the nine council members have been arrested.
Per Ohio statute, the Hamilton County Probate Court appoints a replacement when a council member is suspended.
If Sittenfeld is found guilty of the charges or resigns, four Democrats on Council named in his successor designation certificate would select his replacement.
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