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Former Dayton Commissioner Joey Williams Pleads Guilty In Federal Corruption Probe

(from left) FBI special agent Joseph Deters, U.S. Attorney Benjamin Glassman, Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost
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Williams was indicted earlier this year for accepting a construction project at his home in exchange for influence over the awarding of city contracts.

Former Dayton City Commissioner Joey Williams has been convicted in connection with an ongoing federal corruption probe. He pleaded guilty Friday to bribery charges in United States District Court.

Williams was indicted earlier this year for accepting a construction project at his home in exchange for influence over the awarding of city contracts.  

He’s expected to be sentenced January 29.

 
"Transparency, integrity and accountability are the fundamental values that all public servants must value. When any of these values are violated, it erodes all of the good work and dedication to service performed by all public employees. I continue to be disappointed by those bad actors whose actions have called into question the nearly 2,000 city employees who work hard every day," City Manager Shelley Dickstein said in a written statement.   
 
Also charged in the investigation are former Dayton Human Relations Council Minority Business Assistance Center Director RoShawn Winburn, former state lawmaker Clayton Luckie and Dayton entrepreneur Brian Higgins.

Luckie pleaded guilty in July to mail fraud.

Read more about the public corruption investigation.