Cleveland begins process of removing Ken Johnson’s name from recreation center following corruption conviction

Published: Aug. 2, 2021 at 11:56 AM EDT

CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - A group of protesters gathered on Monday to call for the removal of Kenneth Johnson’s name from a Cleveland recreation center following his guilty verdict in a corruption scandal.

Just hours after the protest, the city of Cleveland said the process to remove Johnson’s name from the facility has started.

The Cleveland City Council removed Johnson from his Ward 4 position after he was convicted on federal charges related to a theft from federal programs scheme.

The recreation center named after Johnson is located at 9206 Woodland Avenue.

Johnson will be sentenced in October 2021.

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