Editor’s Note: The video above is from a report about Ken Johnson’s arrest.
The suspension comes following his arrest on a 15-count indictment on charges that include stealing and conspiracy.
Johnson was arrested on the charges in February.
A special commission formed by the Ohio Justice of the Supreme Court made the decision about the suspension.
“Council respects the commission’s decision,” a statement says in a press release from Cleveland City Council.
The Cuyahoga County Probate Court will name a replacement for the Ward 4 council seat.
The indictment issued by a federal grand jury in Cleveland lists more than a dozen charges, including conspiracy to commit theft from a federal program, aiding and assisting in the preparation of false tax returns, tampering with a witness, and falsification of records during a federal investigation.
Johnson had a status conference Tuesday.
His pretrial is scheduled for June 4.