Lawsuit claims Councilman Johnson skirted law to aid developer

City Councilman Kenyatta Johnson ignored the law by steering the purchase of city-owned lots to political insiders, one of whom was a member of a drug gang who served 15 years for third-degree murder.

Johnson steered city-owned properties to “insiders” and demanded that purchasers “use his preferred developers.”  At least 17 of 22 properties in the past three months went to political insiders…


Did Political Donation Grease the Wheels of Little Pete’s Demise?

Did Political Donation Grease the Wheels of Little Pete’s Demise?  Stephen Pouppirt, developer of the proposed Hudson Hotel, made large contributions to Councilman Kenyatta Johnson in 2013.  Johnson’s office, for its part, refused to directly address the contributions, instead releasing a statement through political consultant Mark Nevins that focused entirely on Johnson’s 2015 primary opponent.


Feds seeking order of immunity for dozens of witnesses in Traffic Court trial

Councilman Kenyatta Johnson is on a list of witnesses the government wants immunity for in exchange for testimony at the ticket-fixing trial of six former Traffic Court judges and two businessmen.

Witnesses whom the government is trying to compel to testify include City Councilman Kenyatta Johnson.

Many of these people have…played some role… in the alleged wide-ranging ticket-fixing scheme.


Developers call city’s Point Breeze eminent domain move a land grab

Councilman Kenyatta Johnson…introduced legislation…to condemn 43 scattered lots in the area, 31 of which are privately owned.  Feibush said he plans to fight the plan, contending it is driven by political pressure and connections, is illegal and disregards the private owners.