6 things to know about Dayton corruption probe

Three former local politicians and a businessman are facing corruption and fraud charges, some linked to contracts with the city of Dayton, according to federal court documents unsealed today.

Here are six things to know about the case:

1. 'Culture of corruption': There "appears to be a culture of corruption in Dayton-area politics," said FBI Assistant Special Agent in Charge Joseph M. Deters after charges against four people were unsealed Tuesday. He said a federal corruption investigation is ongoing and likely to produce more arrests.

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ExploreFormer Dayton City Commissioner Joey Williams is among four people indicted today on corruption and fraud charges, according to federal court documents.

2. City leaders react: Dayton City Manager Shelly Dickstein said the city hired the Green & Green law firm to review their contracting processes in light of the federal charges. She strongly disagreed that the city has a "culture of corruption."

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3. Former Dayton city commissioner Joey Williams charged with accepting bribes — including cash and construction work at his home — in exchange for helping a company receive more than $150,000 in contracts with the city and its non-profit development and financing arm.

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ExploreKate Bartley attempts to interview Joey Williams as he leaves the courthouse.

4. Former state representative Clayton Luckie charged with conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud. Prosecutors say he fraudulently helped a construction and demolition company get work for the city of Dayton by making it look like the work was going to a disadvantaged firm.

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ExploreClayton Luckie, 55, was among four Dayton officials and former officials named in federal corruption indictments unsealed Tuesday. In early 2013, he pleaded guilty to six counts of election falsification, one count of money laundering, one count of grand theft and one misdemeanor county of filing a false ethics statement.

5. City employee charged: Dayton city employee and former Huber Heights councilman RoShawn Winburn is charged with public corruption. A federal indictment says he accepted bribes from city vendors — including more than $20,000 in cash — and gave companies an unfair edge in getting city contracts by providing them confidential information about upcoming contracts.

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ExploreRoShawn Winburn is one of four Dayton community leaders charged in a large corruption probe.

6. Dayton-area businessman Brian Higgins charged with wire fraud. Prosecutors say he filed $100,000 in insurance claims after a 600 gallon fish tank leaked at his house but planned to divert the money for his own benefit instead of doing repairs.

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If you have tips or any information on this investigation, please call or email Josh Sweigart at 937-328-0374 or at josh.sweigart@coxinc.com