Text messages and emails have been released involving Cincinnati City Council members Tamaya Dennard, Greg Landsman, Chris Seelbach, P.G. Sittenfeld and Wendell Young – the so-called "Gang of Five."

Their private messages violated the Ohio Open Meetings Act.

Hamilton County Common Pleas Court Judge Robert Ruehlman this week called for the resignation of the “Gang of Five.”

The five council members’ actions cost city taxpayers approximately $177,000 in a settlement Ruehlman approved March 7.

"I really believe that the five city council members should resign and pay it back," Ruehlman said.

Read the text messages at https://finneylawfirm.com/2019/03/07/text-messages-released-by-cincinnati-councilmembers/ or https://www.scribd.com/document/401321119/Gang-of-Five-Text-Messages.