Tuesday, February 25, 2020 4:08 PM EST
By The Associated Press, AP
CINCINNATI (AP) — A city councilwoman in Cincinnati has been arrested on federal charges alleging that she offered to sell her vote. Tamaya Dennard was released Tuesday afternoon pending a March 16 hearing. Dennard was elected in November 2017. She is charged with three counts including bribery accusing her of trying to sell votes. Federal authorities say someone contacted law enforcement and worked with the FBI. An affidavit states Dennard received a total $15,000 last year. Federal investigators say she quickly spent more than $4,000 on a Florid trip for two. Dennard's attorney says she is innocent until proven guilty.