Ex-Mississippi Mayor Cops To Contract Bribery Charges

Law360, New York (September 16, 2013, 5:06 PM EDT) -- A former mayor of a Mississippi city on Monday admitted taking $10,000 in bribes to award a federally subsidized pre-event disaster contract, a guilty plea that could mean up to 10 years in prison.

Paul Winfield, 40, pled guilty to bribery in Mississippi federal court, copping to accepting $10,000 in bribes in exchange for agreeing to award a federally funded contract to an unidentified company, according to court documents. The ex-mayor of Vicksburg, Miss., faces a maximum of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine....
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