Plea deal for Tamaya Dennard? Ex-Cincinnati city councilwoman ‘in discussions’ with feds: court docs

Plea deal for Tamaya Dennard? Ex-Cincinnati city councilwoman ‘in discussions’ with feds: court docs
Tamaya Dennard leaves federal courthouse on Feb. 25, 2020 (Photo: Albert Cesare/The Enquirer) (Source: Albert Cesare)

CINCINNATI (FOX19) - A former Cincinnati City Council member under federal indictment on charges of bribery, attempted extortion, and wire fraud is “in discussions with the Government,” court records show.

Tamaya Dennard’s attorney, Stephanie Kessler, wrote about the apparent behind-the-scenes conversations in a motion filed earlier this month in U.S. District Court.

It’s not immediately clear if Dennard’s “discussions with the Government” means she is possibly working out a plea deal with federal authorities.

“We don’t have any comment to provide at this time,” responded an FBI spokesman when we reached out for comment.

Her attorney requested a 7-day delay in the deadline to file motions, from Monday, June 15 to Monday, June 22, ahead of Dennard’s July 27 trial.

The deadline has come and gone without a response from the judge entered into the court record.

Dennard resigned in March amid growing calls for her to step down after her arrest in late February.

We are reaching out to Dennard’s attorney for comment will update this story once we hear back.

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