PG Sittenfeld enters court for his public corruption trial

Voters elected 27-year-old P.G. Sittenfeld as the youngest councilman in Cincinnati history in 2011, launching him into the city’s political orbit and the national spotlight. A tireless campaigner known for his honk-and-waves on street corners, Sittenfeld won re-election to City Council twice as the top vote getter. He inspired millennial voters and by his own account was a prodigious fundraiser, so he became the unquestionable favorite to be Cincinnati’s next mayor. But all of that changed on the morning of November 19, 2020 when FBI agents arrested Sittenfeld at his East Walnut Hills home and charged him with six crimes related to public corruption. MORE: