RoShawn Winburn, 45, is the business and technical assistant administrator for the Dayton Human Relations Council. The city paid him $73,983 last year in a similar position.

Winburn is among those named in federal indictments unsealed Tuesday.

According to the indictment, Winburn had access to confidential, non-public information from the city of Dayton concerning “forthcoming demolition projects, anticipated requests for proposal and other materials concerning planned development and construction projects within the city.”

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Winburn, starting around September 2014, “secretly used his official position as a public employee to solicit and accept bribes — namely gifts, payments and other things of value — from private individuals and companies seeking to do business with, or having other matters pending before, the city of Dayton,” the indictment says.

Winburn is an Air Force veteran who has served on the Huber Heights City Council. Winburn was appointed to the city council in 2008 but failed to win election the following fall.

Earlier this year, Winburn was named to Parity Inc.’s Top 10 list of African American men for 2019 for community contributions.

Winburn’s board service has included Parity Inc., Norris Cole Foundation, BJ Kids Foundation, the Epilepsy Foundation of Western Ohio and Co-op Dayton. He is a committee member of the United Way of Greater Dayton’s Community Impact Council and the National Community Reinvestment Coalition. He serves on state advisory boards for First Financial and Fifth Third Banks.

Age: 45

Job: city of Dayton, Human Relations Council, Business & Technical Assistance Administrator

Hometown: Dayton

Education: Wright State University, bachelor's and master's degrees

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