Indicted Summit County councilwoman files for reelection

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Tamela Lee (Photo courtesy: FBI)

AKRON, Ohio– The Summit County councilwoman accused of taking bribes is seeking reelection.

According to the Board of Elections, reelection paperwork was filed on behalf of Tamela Lee.

The 57-year-old was arrested on Dec. 10, along with three others in the case. She faces charges of conspiracy to commit honest services mail and wire fraud, honest services mail fraud, Hobbs Act conspiracy, violating the Hobbs Act, obstruction of justice and making false statement to law enforcement.

According to the indictment, Lee accepted cash, campaign contributions and home improvements from the manager of a local convenience store in exchange for government favors.

Lee was elected in 2011 and represents Summit County’s District 5, including parts of Akron, Copley Township, Bath Township and Fairlawn.